TEL AVIV (Aug. 25)
A 15-year-old boy from Ra’anana, near Tel Aviv, has surrendered to the police in connection with the alleged gang rape of a 14-year-old member of Kibbutz Shomrat in Galilee.
He is the seventh youth to be detained in connection with the rape in a case that has sent a ripple of shock throughout the country.
Police are still searching for four other youths who are mentioned in the girl’s diary. The girl kept a list of the boys with whom she had sex over a period of two weeks in the kibbutz fields.
The incident has caused consternation throughout the entire kibbutz movement and especially in Kibbutz Shomrat, where the girl and her family as well as several of the alleged rapists and their families live.
A group of psychologists has been called in by the kibbutz to help with emotional counselling for those involved.