Prison jail generic.
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Four Palestinians from the West Bank in their 20s were arrested in recent days
on suspicion of raping an 11-year-old boy in Bnei Brak, police announced on
According to suspicions, the men, who were in Israel illegally,
lured the boy with candy, before allegedly abusing him sexually and emotionally.
Police were alerted to the incident after the boy told his older brother about
the alleged abuse, who then contacted police.
The suspects were working
at an events hall in Bnei Brak, police said, adding that the alleged offenses
took place in an abandoned structure near the boy’s home.
He has since
been transferred to the care of social workers and is receiving psychological
treatment. Police said they acted immediately to arrest the suspects before the
could flee to the West Bank.
The suspects have denied the allegations.