A disabled woman was raped and robbed at knife-point inside her house last week
in Tel Aviv, a court cleared for publication on Wednesday.
Police say the
suspect, who was arrested over the weekend, is an Eritrean man who is due to be
brought before a judge for a remand extension on Thursday
Further details about the case remain under a gag order,
including where in Tel Aviv the woman lives.
In March in south Tel Aviv’s
Hatikva neighborhood, a burglar broke into a house and sexually assaulted an
8-yearold girl and stabbed her mother, before he was fought off and badly beaten
by the woman’s husband.
That case happened a few months after a man was
arrested for raping an 83-year-old woman in the courtyard of her apartment
building near the city’s central bus station. That case, like the one this week,
was kept under a gag order by police, and when the story emerged, it was met
with protests by neighborhood residents calling for Israel to remove African
migrants from the neighborhood.
A similar protest was held last week in
Tel Aviv after police reported that a Sudanese man had been arrested for the
rape of a 17- year-old female tourist in the public bathrooms at the city’s
Banana Beach earlier this month.