1 out of 4 female Israeli soldiers reports sexual abuse: Report
Israeli media says one of four Israeli occupation soldiers was subjected to sexual assault.
Around one of four Israeli women in the occupation's prisons administration and the Israeli police has been subjected to sexual violence, Israeli media revealed on Monday.
"According to a special report on the protection of female soldiers and conscripts in the units of the Israeli Ministry of Public Security by State Comptroller Matanyahu Englman, one out of four female conscripts in the prisons administration and the police have been subjected to sexual violence," Israeli Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper said.
"No one bothers to protect female soldiers and conscripts from harassment by security prisoners, even after their service ends," the report added.
The report's findings said 25% of females performing their compulsory service, which usually begins at 18, have been subjected to sexual abuse.
"22% of conscripts serving in the police, 27% of conscripts serving in the border guard, and 38% of conscripts serving in the prisons administration confessed that they had been harassed and sexually abused during their military service," the report revealed.
"70% of those who filed complaints reported that their complaints were not dealt with at all or at least adequately," the report further said.
Around the same time last year, Former Israeli occupation Prime Minister Shimon Peres was accused by several women of sexual harassment.
In an interview with Haaretz, a veteran diplomat and former Labor Knesset member Colette Avital accused Peres of sexually harassing her twice.
In the first incident, Avital revealed that Peres pushed her against a wall and tried to kiss her without her consent. The second incident happened when Peres invited Avital to have breakfast in his hotel room while on a diplomatic mission in France and tried to push her onto the bed.
In the same context, Avital's confession made another anonymous woman come forward on Channel 12 and accuse Peres of sexually harassing her.
The Israeli PM, who died in 2016, is responsible for the Qana massacre in Southern Lebanon, which was carried out by the Israeli occupation forces on April 18, 1996, during his tenure as prime minister.
Moreover, the occupation bombed a command center for UNIFIL forces at the time despite civilians having sought refuge in it to escape the Israeli aggression. The Israeli massacre left 106 martyrs and many others injured.