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Prisons service vows to address soldier’s rape claim and act with ‘zero tolerance’

Illustrative: A prison guard is seen in a watchtower at Gilboa prison, in northern Israel, September 6, 2021. (Flash90)
Illustrative: A prison guard is seen in a watchtower at Gilboa prison, in northern Israel, September 6, 2021. (Flash90)

The Israel Prisons Service vows to probe claims by an IDF soldier that she was raped by a Palestinian security prisoner while serving as a guard in Gilboa Prison.

“These are serious allegations in regard to something that took place several years ago,” the prisons service says in a statement. “The information is under a gag order and we will await the police investigation and act on its findings with zero tolerance.”

Earlier today, an IDF soldier alleged in a crowdfunding campaign that she was repeatedly raped by a Palestinian security prisoner while serving as a guard in the prison, in an allegation that is reportedly already being probed by the police.

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