News Brief 12/30/2012, Tevet 17, 5773
Police Accused of Hiding Brutal Rape
An elderly woman was brutally raped in Tel Aviv recently, Yediot Aharonot reports. While police sometimes put a gag order on some details of an investigation for practical reasons, in this case they apparently took the unusual step of not publicizing the violent crime at all.
A local police commander was quoted as saying that police did not want the crime to "enflame tensions." Reported brutal gang rapes in south Tel Aviv earlier in the year, committed by Sudanese and Eritrean illegal entrants, may have increased tension between native Israelis and foreign workers.