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Prison officer slams allegation he ‘pimped’ female guards to Palestinian inmates

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A Prison Service intelligence officer came out strongly Monday against allegations that he had “pimped” out female soldiers to Palestinian terror inmates at Gilboa Prison in order to keep the prisoners happy, calling them “invented and absurd.”

The comments came days after the Israel Police said it would reopen an investigation into the years-old allegations, in the wake of bombshell remarks about the issue made by Gilboa Prison warden Freddy Ben Shitrit during testimony before a commission of inquiry probing a recent prison break by Palestinian terror convicts.

Ben Shitrit said in his testimony that prison employees had “pimped out female soldiers to fulfill some form of needs, not for professional nor for operational purposes.” He said it had been a “massive incident.”

Female soldiers first alleged in 2018 that they were forced into close contact with prisoners as sexual bargaining chips, leading to them being harassed and assaulted, but the case was closed due to a lack of evidence.

Since Ben Shitrit — who was not at the prison when the incidents allegedly took place — gave his testimony, calls have grown for the case to be reopened. Ben Shitrit is expected to be summoned for questioning by police over his comments, Hebrew media reported.

In an interview with Channel 12 news, aired Monday evening, the officer — who hasn’t been publicly identified — attacked Ben Shitrit and........

© The Times of Israel

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