The rape in Gedara:
The rape in Gedara:
The prosecutor's office today (Thursday) filed an indictment against Barkhat Abu Essa who raped a resident of Gedara in her home.
In addition to the indictment, a request was made to detain the accused until the end of the legal proceedings against him.
The accused broke into the apartment in the fence during the night, when he climbed through the balcony and went inside, where he physically attacked the mother of the family, tied her up and brutally raped her.
Abu Esa, the rape suspect in the fence in the background of the scene, photo: Avi Moalem, the use is made in accordance with section 27a of the copyright law
The indictment, filed by lawyer David Inbar, reveals that Abu Essa broke into the complainant's house in the dead of night at the beginning of the month, wearing a mask and armed with rolls of thick sticky tape.
At that time, the complainant woke up from her sleep, and when she saw Abu Essa bursting into the apartment through the balcony, she started screaming and calling for help.
Despite this, Abu Essa attacked her, forced her with the sticky tape over her mouth, her eyes, her wrists when they were behind her back, and her legs, and threatened her: "Shut up or I'll kill you!".
All this, when the complainant is struggling and crying for help, and in front of her two-year-old son, who is standing next to them and crying.
Later, Abu Essa led the complainant to the empty medical center room, and after a while cut the bonds of her knees and ankles and raped her, while ignoring her cries. After that, the respondent untied the complainant and told her that she had grown children who could help her get free , went to the kitchen, took out a bottle of beer from the fridge, drank from it and fled the apartment - not before the complainant's other son woke up, noticed him and talked to him.
"I was afraid he would kill my children"
A. was interviewed for the first time by the news edition of Channel 12, and told about the moments of horror.
"I bit him, dragged couches and tried to confront him until I got to the point where he told me: 'If you don't keep quiet, I will kill you.' My fear was that he would kill my children and me - so I surrendered."
A's relatives spoke in an interview to "Israel Today" about the days after the attack: "A struggles to keep her sanity, she leaves the house only for treatments or meetings with the police and social workers.
Relatives of an attack by hairdressers on her situation today, photo: Efrat Eshel
"She strengthens her shocked friends with the words: 'Don't cry for me, it's a miracle I'm alive,' but at night the nightmares return, and she repeats the trauma again and again."
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