Thousands of women smuggled into Israel for sex trade

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Between 3,000 and 5,000 women have been smuggled into Israel and sold into prostitution over the past four years, according to a Knesset committee investigative report examining the status of the sex trade in Israel. The trafficking in women amounts to around a billion dollars every year.

Yahad MK Zehava Gal-On, chair of the parliamentary Committee Against Trade in Women, submitted the extensive report on Wednesday to Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin.

The women, sold to pimps for $8,000 to $10,000, are forced to work seven days a week and between 14 and 18 hours a day.

The woman receive just NIS 20 from the NIS 120 paid by the customer.

“When I established the investigative committee, my goal was to map the extent of the phenomenon and to make both the policy-makers and the public aware of the brutal nature of the trade in women in the age of…

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