Idan Anouri in court
Photo: Motti Kimchi

Man who brutally assaulted Tel Aviv woman gets 18 years

Harsh sentence delivered in case that shocked Israel; Idan Anouri who was convicted of stabbing previous co-worker in central Tel Aviv jailed, to pay compensation

The Tel Aviv District Court on Monday sentenced a man convicted of brutally assaulting a woman in central Tel Aviv two years ago to 18 years imprisonment.


Idan Anouri was convicted last March of aggravated battery and aggravated robbery for acts committed in February 2011. He was also ordered to pay the victim NIS 150,000 in compensation.


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The court noted that the assault is question was of a particularly brutal nature and is rarely encountered. It was further stated that the defendant failed to confess to the charges and therefore the question of his rehabilitation was not discussed.

אנורי בבית המשפט, היום (צילום: מוטי קמחי)

Anouri (L) in court (Photo: Motti Kimchi)


"The defendant shamelessly lied about a number of key issues despite the fact he was presented with evidence to the contrary," a verdict issued a month and a half ago said.


Nevertheless, the court acquitted him of the attempted murder charge.


The assault was thus described: "The defendant brutally assaulted the complainant, first by kicking and punching her in the stomach and back and then by using a knife to cut her hands, face, tongue. He then stabbed her deep in the stomach which caused her critical wounds to the lungs, midriff and spleen. The defendant continued to brutally assault the complainant even after she fell to the ground and lay in a pool of her own blood."

המתלוננת. תפוצה ב-150 אלף שקל (צילום: מוטי קמחי)

The complainant (Photo: Motti Kimchi)


Anouri's attorney Uri Kenan said he will appeal the sentence.


In February 2011, Anouri assaulted the defendant, 22, in Tel Aviv's Chen Boulevard stabbing her repeatedly and robbing her of her wallet. The case was under a strict gag order for many months while the victim was treated at the Sourasky Medical Center under a false name. At the time she was working at a foundation dedicated to the release of captives.


Anouri, 35, a bank employee and personal trainer, was arrested two months later. He had previously been employed at the foundation where he met the victim. During his time there he clashed with her over scheduling issues and at one point threatened her life. This led to his dismissal.



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פרסום ראשון: 05.13.13, 13:10
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