Three men indicted over gang rape of 13-year-old girl in Netanya

Defendants accused of raping girl twice after giving her drugs and alcohol; prosecutors seek to keep them in custody until the end of legal proceedings

A suspect in a gang rape case seen in surveillance footage moments before his arrest. (Israel Police)
A suspect in a gang rape case seen in surveillance footage moments before his arrest. (Israel Police)

Three men were indicted Thursday over the gang rape of a 13-year-old girl in an abandoned hotel in Netanya last month.

The men were named for the first time as Omar Amash, Ibrahim Jourban and Hassan Jourban, residents of Wadi Ara and Jisr az-Zarqa, following the lifting of a gag order.

Prosecutors requested they remain in custody until the end of proceedings.

Seven individuals have been arrested in connection with the case, in which the main suspect, a 24-year-old from Wadi Ara, is alleged to have connected with the teen on Instagram and provided her with alcohol and drugs, before he and two friends raped her after she lost consciousness.

He and multiple friends are also accused of raping the girl on a second occasion at the same abandoned hotel after similarly giving her alcohol and drugs.

Charges have yet to be filed against the other four suspects.

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