Brutal Tel Aviv rape declared terrorist act

Horrific rape of young Israeli woman at Tel Aviv's Gan Ha'ir mall 3 years ago has finally been recognized as nationalistically-motivated.

Cynthia Blank,

Woman (illustration)
Woman (illustration)
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The brutal rape of a young Israeli women in Tel Aviv in May of 2012 has finally been recognized as a terrorist act. 

The Defense Ministry declared the woman a victim of hostilities following a months-long follow-up investigation, which included the collection and probing of evidence as well as discussions with senior law enforcement officials.

The brazen attack occurred in the centrally located Gan Ha'ir mall, when a Palestinian Arab man launched an hour-long assault on a young Israeli couple. 

Threatening the couple with a knife in the mall's underground parking lot, the terrorist beat the couple before raping the woman in what has been described as an exceptionally horrific attack.  

Ahmed Bani Jaaber of Shechem confessed to the crime as part of a plea bargain and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. 

Jaaber’s female victim opposed the plea bargain, because it did not require him to confess that he was motivated by nationalist hate, initially preventing her from being recognized as a victim of terrorism.

She will now be fully compensated for her trauma in accordance with her status as a terror victim. 




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