Israeli prison guard indicted for rape, abuse, threats, harassment

The defendant threatened to kill himself while framing the complainant and cut himself with a knife after raping her.

 View of the Rimonim prison in central Israeli town of Tel Mond. August 26, 2014 (photo credit: MOSHE SHAI/FLASH90)
View of the Rimonim prison in central Israeli town of Tel Mond. August 26, 2014
(photo credit: MOSHE SHAI/FLASH90)

An indictment was filed by the Northern District Attorney's Office on Monday against a 41-year-old Israel Prison Service guard from the North on charges of rape, false imprisonment, threats, extortion, trespassing, harassment and domestic violence.

The indictment surrounded an incident when the defendant and the complainant, to whom he was married until September 2021, began fighting when they had begun discussing separation.

The fight was physical, with the defendant pushing his spouse. He began to strangle her, then reportedly threatened her, saying "if you are not mine, you won't be anyone's" and then raped her.

After this, the defendant began cutting his wrists with a kitchen knife and threatening to commit suicide.

On September 21, against the complainant's wishes, the defendant broke into her home and aimed a gun at her, saying she will not belong to anyone else. But instead of shooting, he immediately put the barrel of the gun in his mouth and tried to force her hand on the gun to leave fingerprints, saying he would die and make sure she was blamed for it.

 A guard is seen at an observation tower along a wall of Gilboa Prison, from where six Palestinian prisoners escaped, on September 6. (credit: AMMAR AWAD/REUTERS) A guard is seen at an observation tower along a wall of Gilboa Prison, from where six Palestinian prisoners escaped, on September 6. (credit: AMMAR AWAD/REUTERS)

They then separated, and the defendant called the complainant hundreds of times until he was arrested.