Isaac Herzog
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Israeli President Isaac Herzog on Tuesday morning spoke at the President's Residence regarding the Gilboa Prison scandal, in which at least two female wardens were raped by Arab terrorists.

"Hearing the testimonies of the female prison wardens in recent days, I am filled with shock and pain, and I feel sick," Herzog said.

"I think that's the feeling in the general public."

He continued, "Every woman in Israel must be safe; every woman acting on behalf of the state must be safe. How have we reached this horrific situation, in which the women who keep us safe — their bodies are forfeit?!"

"We must remember that the wounds and scars these female soldiers are suffering from will never disappear. They will remain etched on the bodies, minds, and souls of the victims.

"We must investigate these cases in depth, so that everyone responsible is held accountable with the fullest severity. That is our obligation."

Meanwhile, Defense Minister Benny Gantz (Blue and White) has instructed that conscripted IDF soldiers not be allowed to serve in wings where terrorists are held, until a "comprehensive and thorough" investigation is carried out.