An Arabic couple in Jerusalem's Shuafat neighborhood
who kept a Filipina hostage:
The Jerusalem District Court made history Wednesday when it convicted Ibrahim and Basma Joulani for holding a young woman in conditions constituting slavery. There have been no previous convictions for the crime in Israel.
The court found that the couple held a young woman from the Philippines in their home in the Arab neighborhood of Shuafat in Jerusalem for one year and ten months, and forced her to work for them. In addition, they took her passport from her.
If there was one case of this sort discovered among Muslims in Israel, there could be others taking place around here as well. The problem isn't likely to be over.
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