Israeli Prison Service

Female warden sexually harassed in southern Israel

A civilian contractor sexually harassed female prison guards in one of the facilities in the south of the country. 

Israeli prison (Photo: Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

During construction works in a prison in southern Israel, a civilian contractor reportedly pressed himself to one of the prison wardens securing the area. The man also reportedly verbally assaulted her as well as another warden.

The contractor was detained by the unit, handed over to the Israel Police for questioning, and eventually arrested.

The Israeli Prison Service stated: "The prison service operates with zero tolerance against any gender-based harm to female and male prison operators carrying out their duties as public servants."

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