Photo: Reuters
Israeli suspects brought before court
Photo: Reuters

We fear 'creepy' Israelis, say UK women in Cyprus hotel at center of rape case

British female holiday-goers in Aiya Napa tell the Daily Mail, tourists from Israel, most in their late teens, pester them for sex; victim of the alleged rape said the 12 Israelis 'hurt my whole body' after she'd agreed to meet up with one of them, not knowing 11 others would be there

The British women who stay at the Cyprus hotel where the alleged rape of a 19-year-old girl by 12 Israeli youths took place, say Israelis endlessly pester the female vacationers for sex.



Last Tuesday 12 Israelis aged 16-18 have been detained by Cyprus police after a British woman alleged that she was raped at the Pambos Napa Rocks hotel in Ayia Napa. The remand of the young men was extended by eight days by a Famagusta District Court during a hearing on Thursday in order to allow all the DNA evidence to be examined.


Israeli suspects brought before court  (Photo: Reuters)
Israeli suspects brought before court (Photo: Reuters)

In an interview with the UK newspaper the Daily Mail, British female holiday-makers said they are constantly harassed by the Israeli men - all in their late teens and early 20s - staying at the two-star establishment.


“One of my friends was asleep in her room, an Israeli came in and demanded sex. She screamed at him to get out, but the management do not seem to care,” said one girl.


Pambos Napa Rocks hotel in Ayia Napa
Pambos Napa Rocks hotel in Ayia Napa


The men at the hotel outnumber the women by 5-1, claim some of the tourists.


“The Israeli men come up behind you and just stand there. Not many of them speak English and it is creepy. I had no idea that it was like here. I do not feel safe,” added one of the girls.


In the meantime, from the testimony of the alleged rape victim it appears she had voluntarily agreed to go up to the 723 hotel room where three of the accused Israelis were staying. The woman said she had consented to engage in sexual activity with one of the men, not knowing that 11 of his friends would be present in the room as well.


Room 723 where the alleged rape took place
Room 723 where the alleged rape took place


"I knew some of the boys and we did have a relationship, but when I got to the room around midnight, everyone was drunk, I remember everything was blurred," the woman was quoted as saying in the Daily Mail. "I do remember that until about 1am, the friends I did not know raped me, some of them with a condom - and some of them without. They hurt my whole body."


The woman said she’d managed to escape after she fainted, prompting the men to stop. “I ran out of the room, met friends and they took me half naked to the clinic.”


One of the alleged victim’s friends told the Daily Mail the teenager was “in a terrible state” following the ordeal. “She had managed to put back on some of her clothes. There were tears pouring down her face and you could see the bruises on her body.”


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