Five men to be indicted for brutal gang rape of woman dragged from Rishon Letzion bar

The attack took place on June 28th, after the complainant, aged 21, left a bar intoxicated and by herself, and was set upon by some of the assailants.

By
August 4, 2015 15:44
1 minute read.
Gavel

Gavel [Illustrative]. (photo credit: INIMAGE)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Five men were arrested for allegedly raping a young woman in Rishon Lezion in June and are due to face indictment in the coming days, it was revealed for publication on Tuesday.

The attack took place on the night of June 28th, after the complainant, aged 21, left a bar in the Ramat Eliyahu neighborhood of the city by herself while intoxicated. She was then set upon by a group of assailants, police said on Tuesday.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


According to the Shfela police subdistrict, the men had met the complainant earlier in the night at the bar, and then allegedly attacked her after she left. Police said they took the victim to an apartment right behind the bar where a number of them lived, and then held her for several hours there against her will while raping her one after the other.

After checking surveillance camera footage from the alleyways around the bar and the hallways of the apartment building, as well as speaking to patrons at the bar that night, police on July 21st arrested eight suspects, including seven migrants from Eritrea.

On Tuesday, prosecutors from the Central District issued a pre-indictment motion against the suspects in the Rishon Lezion Magistrate’s Court. Police said they expect five of the men to be charged with rape, kidnapping, and false imprisonment.

Two of the suspects have already been placed under house arrest, and a third has been released without charges.

Police said they will request the court to order all five suspects be kept in custody until the end of legal proceedings against them.

Related Content

Eitan Broshi
July 18, 2018
Alleged sexual harassment rocks Zionist Union

By GIL HOFFMAN