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Ta Police Hold Five on Rape Charges

Four local youths and an Israeli underworld character have been taken into custody on charges of rape and attempted rape of two tourists, police reported today. They said a man known to the underworld as “Shulman-Will-Pay” was remanded for ten days on suspicion of raping a South African girl he allegedly lured to his flat. The four youths, also remanded for ten days, are accused of the attempted rape of an American girl who hitched a ride with them. The girl has postponed her departure for the US in order to testify at the trial.

A decomposed body found in a Ramat Gan apartment yesterday was identified by police as David Idelman, 22, an American known to have suffered from epilepsy.