British tourists beat Israeli vacationers at Ayia Napa hotel after the news that a Brit, 19, had been raped – as three of the 12 Israeli suspects admit to having sex with the girl
- A 19-year-old British woman claimed to have been raped in Ayia Napa on Wednesday
- 12 Israelis, some believed they were under 18, were arrested in connection with an attack
- As news of the attack spread, British tourists reportedly attacked Israelis
- Three of the alleged attackers admitted that they had sex with the girl, but said it was a consensual while nine others denied being involved
British tourists began to defeat Israeli vacationers in an Aiya Napa hotel after it was claimed that a 19-year-old Brit was raped, it was claimed.
The teenager, who is British, called the police in the early hours of Wednesday morning to claim that she had been attacked in a hotel at the party resort in Cyprus.
Twelve Israelis were arrested and as news of the arrests spread, violence broke out when a group of Britons beat Israelis they thought were related to the alleged attack, Israeli Keshet reported 12 -news.
Three of those arrested have since admitted having sex with the woman, although everyone claims it & # 39; with agreement and love & # 39; is done.
Twelve Israeli tourists were detained in Cyprus after a 19-year-old British woman claimed to have been raped in the resort of Ayia Napa
The other nine deny anything to do with the incident, Keshet said.
Some of those arrested are considered to be younger than 18, although how much and their exact age are unclear.
Everyone is supposed to have been on holiday in Greece before the start of their military service, which is mandatory for all Israelis over the age of 18.
The Israelis said they had made a friendship with the British tourists for the alleged attack.
One of the Israeli group translated for the others, who are supposed to speak only a limited amount of English.
A mother of one of the boys told Keshet 12 that her son was tearing her & # 39; in tears & # 39; and said he could not understand what the Greek police said to him.
Ayia Napa is popular with younger tourists due to its pristine beaches and vibrant nightlife
All 12 suspects are expected to be brought to justice on Thursday.
Israel's Foreign Affairs said in a statement that it was aware of the case and that diplomats had access to the detained group.
& # 39; The Israeli consul in Nicosia, Yossi Wurmbrand, follows the developments and is in contact with the detainees & # 39 ;, the department said. The Times of Israel.
& # 39; Their families have been updated. & # 39;
Ayia Napa is popular with younger tourists due to its pristine beaches and vibrant nightlife.
In 2016 the British tourist George Low was stabbed to death in a bar in the resort.
The 22-year-old fights at the end of a pub crawl, stabbing him and his friend Ben Barker.
The fight allegedly started after the couple was caught peeing in public.
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