youths were found guilty by the Haifa District Court of severe sexual
offenses and carrying out horrific abuse against an American-Israeli
teenager who had been wrongly sent to the Kishon prison near Haifa in
The youth, S, who recently turned 18, was brutally
gang raped by juvenile inmates at the Kishon prison, after being placed
in a cell together with them for the duration of a weekend while
waiting for a remand hearing, the court found.
that, he was allegedly beaten by police in Karmiel after being arrested
on unclear grounds. Three policemen are currently being prosecuted for
allegedly hitting S in custody. They have denied the charges.
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