A group of Israeli teenagers say they plan to sue a British woman who allegedly falsely accused them of gang-raping her and chanted “the Brit is a whore” after they were released and returned to Israel.
The 19-year-old British woman was arrested by Cypriot police and appeared in court on Monday on suspicion of public mischief. She was remanded in custody and will appear in court again on Tuesday.
All 12 of the young Israelis have been released from police custody and there were scenes of celebration at Israel’s Ben Gurion airport as the last of the teenagers returned home on Sunday night.
“The Brit is a whore,” some of the young men chanted, as they opened bottles of sparkling wine and embraced friends and family.
“We will sue her for the anguish caused and for libel,” said Yona Gulub, one of the freed teenagers.