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Former prison guard confronts terror inmate who allegedly raped her

Screen capture from video of a former IDF soldier who alleged she was raped by a security prison when she was serving as a guard at the Gilboa Prison, seen during an interview with Channel 12, August 8, 2022. (Channel 12)
Screen capture from video of a former IDF soldier who alleged she was raped by a security prison when she was serving as a guard at the Gilboa Prison, seen during an interview with Channel 12, August 8, 2022. (Channel 12)

A former prison guard who claims she was repeatedly raped by a terror inmate during her service at the Gilboa Prison seven years ago has confronted the alleged rapist during an ongoing investigation into the case, her lawyer says.

During the confrontation arranged at the Lahav 443 police anti-crime unit, the woman, who uses the pseudonym “Hila,” accuses the inmate of ” being a rapist and a liar who ruined her life,” a statement from her lawyer, Keren Barak, says.

The prisoner, who has been widely identified as Mahmoud Atallah despite a gag order on the case, at the time was the representative for the Palestinians charged with terror, referred to in Israel as security prisoners, at the facility.

Atallah claims in the confrontation that the sexual relations were consensual and Hila had initiated them, the statement says.

The statement adds that according to the inmate, Hila was jealous of the other girls Atallah “did touch,” and he therefore gave in to her demands.

“After the particularly stormy confrontation, Hila feels strong after the confrontation, that she was finally able to stand in front of the rapist who murdered her soul in prison and not fear him anymore,” Barak says.

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