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Israeli prison guards had ‘intimate relations’ with jailed terrorist



A Palestinian prisoner waits to be released from Ketziot prison, southern Israel, October 1, 2007 (credit: RONEN ZVULUN/REUTERS)
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National Security Minister Ben-Gvir ended female service at Israeli security prisons after reports of ‘intimate relations’ with terrorists broke.

Female soldiers serving in the Israel Prison Service are suspected by authorities of having had intimate relations with a prisoner, Israeli media reported on Friday. adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Female prison guards will no longer serve at the Israel Prison Service’s security prisons, IPS chief Katy Perry and National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir said on Friday afternoon.

The announcement came minutes after a meeting between National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir and the head of the IPS, held after reports broke of an ‘intimate relationship’ between a jailed terrorist and female prison guards.

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One soldier was arrested and an investigation has been opened into the suspected incident. A gag order has been placed on some of the details of the case.

The soldier who was arrested is suspected of conducting an intimate relationship with a terrorist during her service as a warden. Additional wardens are suspected of conducting intimate relationships with prisoners too.

The warden admitted to her actions as part of routine questioning by the Information Security Branch of the Prison Service. The case was transferred to the Warden Investigations Unit in Lahav 443.

The prisoner in the case is expected to be questioned in the coming days.

Last year, a number of incidents of sexual assault by security prisoners against prison guards were unveiled. In light of the cases, a decision was made to end the service of about 700 female IDF soldiers in the Prison Service. The Prison Service has managed to find new guards to fill most of the positions left empty by the soldiers and the process is expected to be completed within the next year.

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Ben-Gvir: Female soldiers urgently need to be removed from prisons

National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir responded to the reports on Friday, stating “The shocking report according to which female soldiers allegedly had intimate relations with a security prisoner, is further proof of the necessity and urgency of removing our female soldiers from all security prisoner wings – as soon as I took office I stood for this and since then significant steps have been taken on the issue and the presence of female soldiers in the wings has been reduced.”

“According to the progress of the plan formulated in accordance with the policy I outlined, by the middle of 2024 there will not be a single female soldier left in the wings of the security prisoners.”

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Yair Ohayon, the attorney representing the prison guard, stated “The very fact that the guard was interrogated with a warning is an absurdity and a serious distortion, in light of the fact that she is a victim of that security prisoner. This is a ‘relationship’ that was forced upon her by threats, as the prisoner left her no choice and actually forced her to be in contact with him.”

“At one point when my client begged him to stop his actions and let her go – he threatened to hurt her and her family and destroy her life. As mentioned, she is clearly the victim, and now that the matter has become public – she has suffered a double injustice. I am confident that the truth will come out very soon and that her name will be completely cleared.”

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