11 arrested for attacking transgender prostitute

Tel Aviv assault carried out by men in Purim masks using mace and tasers, police say

Yifa Yaakov is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

Eleven men were arrested on Saturday morning on suspicion of attacking a transgender prostitute in Tel Aviv.

Police suspect the men assaulted the prostitute, dressed in women’s clothing, overnight Friday on South Tel Aviv’s Hamifal Street using mace and tasers. They were wearing Purim masks.

The men, all Yavneh residents in their twenties, were arrested after police chased down the two vehicles in which they were riding.

The prostitute was lightly wounded and did not require medical treatment.

Police opened an investigation against the men on Saturday morning.

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