Knesset to address increased sexual violence

The Knesset was set to conduct a special meeting Tuesday in honor of violence-against-women-awareness-day. This year there has been a rise in referrals to relief centers aiding sexual assault victims in comparison to the equivalent period last year, Israel Radio reported. Reports of group rapes increased by 25%, sexual harassments were reportedly up by 20%, and 14% more cases of incest were also referred to the proper authorities.
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