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Lapid vows action in alleged prison rape case

Prime Minister Yair Lapid addresses the weekly cabinet meeting, July 31, 2022. (GPO)
Prime Minister Yair Lapid addresses the weekly cabinet meeting, July 31, 2022. (GPO)

Prime Minister Yair Lapid during this morning’s cabinet meeting says he spoke to Israel Prisons Service Commissioner Katy Perry yesterday about resurfaced allegations of female soldiers being pimped out to Palestinian prisoners with their commanders’ knowledge.

“I was presented with the steps that have been taken by the IPS to ensure that such an incident never happens again,” Lapid says.

Last week, a former IDF soldier said she was repeatedly raped and sexually abused by a Palestinian security prisoner while she served at Gilboa Prison.

“The incident, which is under review, which took place during the term of the previous government, is under a gag order but it must – and will be – investigated. We will make certain that the soldier receives assistance. We will deal with the accused to the fullest extent of the law,” Lapid adds.

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