20-year-old resident of Bethlehem, was detained on Tuesday, September 12, on suspicion that he raped an American tourist who was volunteering at the town orphanage.
The crime was committed in early September. The victim said that the suspect, whom she met in her volunteer work in the institution, came into her room at night, closed the door and raped her.
At present, the suspect taken to the world court in Jerusalem to consider the petition for prolongation of arrest to him.
The man is a citizen of Israel. In the past he lived in the Old city of Jerusalem.