Gal Gvaram in a special debate in the Knesset for victims of sexual assault: “I wanted them to protect me

The Committee for the Advancement of Women and Gender Equality, chaired by a Member of the Knesset Aida Thomas Suleiman, Convened this morning (Tuesday) under the heading “Why did you only come now?”, In order to discuss the attitude of the police towards victims of sexual offenses. Model Gal Gvaram participates in the discussion along with another victim and police representatives. MKs Meirav Ben-Ari, Naama Lazimi, Gabi Lasky, Jasmine Friedman, Michal Rosin, Emily Moati also took part in the debate, along with MK Meir Yitzhak Halevi.

The discussion was opened by the chairman of the committee, saying: “This discussion came with the aim of ‘exploiting’ the incident that happened to Gal in order to leverage the treatment of the issue. All those who have been silenced for years and have not played them all – they deserve change. ”

Gvaram at the outset: “I was going to go to a police station and file a complaint. I did not want the story to be in the public domain, but in the end it came reluctantly because I was frustrated by the conduct that was there.”

“I do not think there is a connection between the level of danger of the incident and the question ‘why did you only come now?’ I was later asked the same question in a different, more pleasant approach. An investigator should be added at night. I asked them to say that my testimony was relevant to Shai Avital’s affair, after they told the police that they were prepared and ready to testify. I received a ringing slap. When I was asked ‘why did you only come now’, it was out of ignorance“, She added.

Gal Gvaram during a Knesset debate in the Committee for the Advancement of Women (Photo: Knesset Spokeswoman Noam Moskowitz)

The model continued: “I understand how much power I have. I intend to be the voice of all those casualties. I’m a 20 ‘miss’ with Instagram, who managed to put so much on my feet, I really did not mean, but I’m glad it happened andI will fight now for all those who do not listen to them“.

Deputy Minister of Internal Security, Yoav Saglovitz‘, He concluded: “I am committed and will do whatever it takes to lead the pilot implementation recommended by the Berliner Commission. I am not worried about what comes to the media, I am more worried about the events none of us have heard of. The big test is what happens on an ongoing basis. I’m committed to it. “

As you may recall, Gvaram filed a complaint with the police about a week ago in the case of the modeling agent, Shai Avital, after calls were heard in the media that encouraged other victims in the case to complain. After leaving the police station, she published a post in which she said: “I left the police station after I arrived to file a complaint, everyone said ‘if you can then testify’, so I arrived. I came to give my testimony, another story about what he did. I entered the station and said I wanted to “Complain about sexual harassment. He asked me ‘when did this happen?’, I told him two years ago and then he asked me ‘why did you only come now?'”

Subsequently, the Minister of Internal Security, Amar Bar-Lev, Apologized to Gvaram and promised to address the deficiencies she revealed: “The incident that took place in which the submission of Gal Gvaram’s complaint was denied is bad and should not have happened. I apologize to Gal, and together with the police I will locate the weaknesses and correct them.” The commissioner even explicitly instructed, to collect testimony from anyone who comes to the police, following Gvaram’s exposure.


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