Tent City 311.
(photo credit: Ben Hartman)
The Tel Aviv District Attorney’s office filed an indictment on Monday against a
man suspected of indecently assaulting three women as they slept in the
Rothschild tent protest encampment last week.
The suspect, Adal Bin Ahmed
Abu Moh of Baka al-Gharbiya, was arrested immediately after the assaults on
August 8. He has been remanded in custody.
The indictment, which lists
three separate charges, was submitted to the Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court by
attorney Lilach Meir-Wolf of the District Attorney’s Office.
the indictment sheet, during the night of August 8, Abu Moh entered a tent in
the Rothschild Boulevard encampment, in which several women were
He then indecently assaulted the one of the women, who cannot
be named and is referred to only as “Alef Samech,” and another woman whose
identity is not known. He placed his hand on Alef Samech’s stomach and lay his
head on her chest as she slept.
When Alef Samech awoke, she and others
asked Abu Moh to leave the tent. However, he returned shortly afterward and
indecently assaulted Alef Samech a second time, again as she lay
Again, he was asked to leave.
Abu Moh did leave, but
shortly afterwards he entered another tent and indecently assaulted a second
woman, referred to as “Lamed Mem,” also as she was sleeping.
the indictment sheet, Abu Moh undid Lamed Mem’s brassiere and lifted up her
Again, he was thrown out of the tent, but at around 8 a.m.
he returned and indecently assaulted Lamed Mem again, this time by lying down
next to her and pressing his body against hers as she slept. When she awoke,
Lamed Mem insisted Abu Moh leave the tent.
All of these indecent assaults
were carried out when the two women were asleep, and could not give their free
consent, the indictment sheet notes.
Abu Moh is also suspected of
assaulting a third woman, whose identity is not known to the State Attorney’s
office, by touching her hand several times.
Alongside the indictment
sheet, State Attorney Meir-Wolf also submitted a request to the court that the
suspect remain in custody until the legal proceedings against him are
“The suspect committed several indecent assaults against women
in the space of less than single day,” wrote Meir-Wolf.
“Two of these
assaults were carried out when the women were asleep and could not express their
The state attorney also pointed out in her request that Abu
Moh is currently homeless and has a criminal record for assaulting his partner,
for which he had been sent to prison for 8 months.
Abu Moh’s attorney,
public defender Galon Kaplinsky, has said that his client denies all the charges