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2 men suspected of raping tourist in Jaffa flea market

Police arrest Raanaa resident, 39, and Holon resident on suspicion they raped American tourist in market store

A Raanana man aged 39 and a Holon resident aged 44 were arrested Thursday on suspicion they raped and performed an indecent act on a 25-year-old American tourist at the Jaffa flea market this week.


A police investigation suggests that the tourist arrived at the flee market on Tuesday and went into one of the stores. The vendor showed her into a backroom where he raped her under threats. He later took her to a nearby store where he sexually assaulted her with another vendor.


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The two men will be brought for a remand hearing at the Tel Aviv Magistrates' Court later on Thursday.


On Wednesday, the Tel Aviv District Court sentenced 21-year-old Palestinian Ahmed Bani Jaber to 30 years in prison after he was convicted three months ago of raping a teenage girl at a parking garage in the city's Gan Ha'ir shopping mall last year.


As part of a plea agreement, Bani Jaber pleaded guilty to multiple counts of aggravated rape and aggravated sodomy. The assault on a teenage couple took place in the Gan Ha'ir parking garage's restroom over several hours.


Earlier this week, two men in their twenties were arrested on suspicion of involvement in the rape of two 17-year-old girls in Tel Aviv last week. The girls were found unconscious and one of them told the police she was raped at a club on Allenby street.


One of the suspect is the club's owner. A third man later turned himself in but said that the sex was consensual. "There are security cameras that show there was no resistance," he said.



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