Military investigating suspected gang rape of female soldier on airbase


Four IDF soldier serving on an airbase in the south are under arrest after a female soldier said she was gang raped by the men.

Military
Police arrested the suspects, who served at the Hatzerim airbase west
of Beersheba, and launched an immediate investigation, the IDF said.

Military
sources said the female soldier's commanders have closely supported
her as she filed the complaint, and accompanied her throughout the
aftermath of the alleged attack.

According to a Channel 2
report, the attack occurred two weeks ago, as the soldiers completed a
shift and entered the female soldier's room, where they allegedly raped
her in succession.

She filed a complaint to the Military Police on Tuesday, leading to their immediate arrest.

One of the suspects denied the suspicions during questioning, claiming that sexual relations were consensual.

"After
receiving the complaint, Military Police launched an investigation and
arrested the soldiers," the IDF Spokesman said in a statement.

At
the same time, the female soldier is being cared for by the Center For
Support And Coping, a military center that assists female soldiers who
fall victim to sexual offenses, and her commanders are closely
accompanying her.