A third suspect turned himself in to police following the rape of two women,
which allegedly occurred in a forest in the North this week.
joins two additional young men who were arrested for the rape near Ramat Yishai,
some 25 km. northeast of Haifa. One of the men reenacted the attack for
detectives after questioning.
The women were out with their boyfriends
early on Sunday morning, and had stopped in the forest after leaving a
nightclub, when police said a group of men arrived and chased the boyfriends
away before proceeding with the rape.
All three suspects are from the
Arab village of Manshaya Zabada, in the Jezreel Valley where the incident
One of the suspects, 19, is suspected of aiding the alleged
rapists, while police consider the two other men to be the main rape suspects.
The Nazareth Magistrate’s Court extended the custody of the first two suspects
by three and four days respectively on Monday.
Police say one additional
suspect remains at large, and consider him to be a fugitive on the
Also on Monday, police in the North launched a new, unrelated rape
investigation, which is under a media ban.
Police are aware of the
identity of the attacker. No further details can be revealed at this stage about