FACTS:  SEX TRAFFICKING IN ISRAEL

Prostitution is legal,
brothels and pimping are prohibited
but allowed to operate freely.


Today over 10,000 Prostitutes live or work
in Tel Aviv alone, many of them Israeli teens, soldiers, single mothers, college students, transvestites, illegal foreign workers, and drug addicts 
 

 

There are over 300 brothels in Tel Aviv alone,

and hundreds of escort parlors, private apartments, street workers and hotel escorts in all the major cities in Israel.
 

Clients who purchase sex come from all segments:

ages 13-90 years old, business executives/government leaders, ultra-religious/nonreligious, wealthy/poor, citizens/foreigners, male/female/trans, tourists/locals, police/mafia
 

25,000 FOREIGN WOMEN WERE TRAFFICKED-IN ILLEGALLY

 before 2007 – 15,000 are still here, without documents, health care or victim aid.
 

DAYTIME SEX WORK  is in much demand from 10am-6pm for domestic Israeli women who are mothers at night

                              

RABBIS OFTEN RECOMMEND or approve the purchase of sex with prostitutes due to strict religious sex limitations for married and single men

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FACTS:   PROSTITUTION GLOBALLY

 

The sex industry relies heavily on force, fraud, and coercion to keep its supply of workers
 

Persons working in the sex trade are routinely subjected to violence and rape, but do not report or have protection from these crimes  
 

 Entry age for sex workers is 11-14 years old 
and 90% have been sexually abused as children
 

“Economic distress is never the only reason they work in sex trade.
You will always discover that their past includes sexual abuse, brutal violence or acute emotional neglect.”?

Rani Halabi, Director of Levinsky Clinic mobile unit, Tel Aviv, Israel
 

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