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Suspected of raping a female soldier while on vacation in the southern town of Eilat. Another soldier is suspected of witnessing the rape without trying to prevent it. If you have more information about this case, please forward it to The Awareness Center.
IDF troops suspected of raping female soldier while on vacation in southern town of Eilat; fourth soldier accused of witnessing the rape without trying to prevent it.
Three IDF soldiers are suspected of raping a female soldier while on vacation in the southern town of Eilat.
Another soldier is suspected of witnessing the rape without trying to prevent it.
The Eilat Magistrates Court extended the soldiersâ¤TM remand on Sunday by three days.
In a complaint filed with Eilat Police, the female soldier, a resident of a central Israel town, said at Eilat’s “Platinum” nightclub last Thursday when she met a soldier and accompanied him to his hotel room at the end of the evening.
According to the complainant, three of the soldierâ¤TMs friends arrived a short while later; the soldier she had met in the nightclub and two others proceeded to rape her while the fourth looked on, she claimed.
The three soldiers are accused of rape and the fourth is accused of failing to prevent a crime.
Military Police are not involved in the investigation, as the soldiers were on vacation when the alleged crime was committed.
Eilat Police said an indictment is expected to be filed on Tuesday at the Beer Sheva District Court.
Three IDF soldiers arrested for raping female soldier in Eilat
By Revital Levy-Stein, Haaretz Correspondent
Haaretz - November 21, 2005
Three Israel Defense Forces soldiers were arrested at the end of the week under suspicion of raping a female soldier on Wednesday night in Eilat.
One additional soldier suspected of watching the rape and not doing anything to prevent it was also arrested.
A court on Sunday extended the remand of the four soldiers by three days.
On Tuesday, police will file indictments against the soldiers and ask the court to keep them in detention until the end of legal proceedings against them.
The female soldier filed a complaint with police on Thursday. She told officers that the previous night she arrived in the southern resort town on leave and went out to a dance club. During the party, she met a soldier and joined him in his hotel room, located some seven kilometers from the night club.
The female soldier told police she was raped in the hotel by the soldier and two of his friends, also soldiers on leave in Eilat.
The female soldier said an additional individual watched her rape and did nothing to stop it.
Upon receiving the female soldier?s testimony, police officers rushed to the hotel and arrested the soldiers.
They rejected the accusations against them and claimed the female soldier agreed to have sex with all three of them.
Deputy commander of the Eilat police station, Avi Asoulin, said Israel Police rather than Military Police is investigating the case - despite the fact that both the victim and the suspects are soldiers - because the alleged crime took place in a civilian area.
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