A 35-year-old man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of raping an 11-year-old girl
in a succa near the site of the tomb of Rabbi Meir Baal Haness in
The man, a friend of the girl’s family, had camped out near the
site together with the family on Saturday evening.
The girl’s mother told
police she awoke late at night and began searching for her daughter. She found
her in the succa and the suspect close to her. After asking her daughter what
had happened, the mother contacted police.
The suspect has denied the
suspicions against him.
The Nazareth Magistrate’s Court extended his
custody by six days.