A 16-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by 30 men in the coastal resort of Eilat in Israel as she reported to police that she was drunk when the incident happened.
Prime Minister (PM_ Netanyahu said said he the shocking case makes him speechless, describing the incident as crime against humanity which should be condemnation. The PM said those responsible for it should be brought to justice.
She reported the case to the Police last Friday, August 14 and police said they have arrested two men so far and one of the suspects told investigators that a large group of men had sex with the girl but claimed that it was consensual.
Some of the men are alleged to have filmed the attacks on their phones.
Police arrested the first suspect after discovering there was video footage of the alleged rape.
Police say the alleged victim was not a guest at the hotel but had only gone there to drink with some of her friends. But when the girl went to the bathroom, she was allegedly taken to one of the hotel rooms and raped by the group of men, who all didn’t know each other.
The report said one suspect claimed that the men ‘lined up’ outside the room before going inside to assault her.
It was reported on Israeli television reported that another man under the pretence of being a medic assaulted her.
Authorities are now awaiting the results of a medical examination, with two suspects, both 27, already in Police custody.
Netanyahu’s coalition partner and Defence Minister Benny Gantz asked: ‘What is a man who is standing on a crowded line with dozens of others, on the way to a room where a young, disoriented girl is lying down, trying to prove?
‘The police investigation is still underway, but it’s important that I convey a message to those who participated or bore witness to this case or others: The only thing you’ve proven is what depravity of your soul and morality you are capable of.’