The Shmooze

Israeli Couple Arrested for Loud Sex

By Nathan Jeffay

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Israeli satirist Ephraim Kishon once said Israel is surrounded by enemies “yet its inhabitants’ ulcers are caused by the neighbors.”

In a country of extremely opinionated people, disputes and yelling matches are common-place. Though, they’re usually about wild pets and teenagers drumming, not loud moans coming from the neighbor’s bedroom.

But at 5am last Thursday, a couple on Hankin Street in Holon woke up early and made love, apparently making a bit too much noise. The neighbors, annoyed to be woken before dawn, called the cops to complain.

Now what should one say, disturbed during an intimate moment by Israeli police officers? Probably not what the woman on Hankin Street said.

According to a Ynet article she “asked the female cop whether she did not emit similar vocalizations while performing intercourse.”

The officers fined the couple $100, and then when they refused to identify themselves and allegedly became abusive, handcuffed and arrested them, took them in to custody for several hours, and charged them with insulting a public official.

“When I asked the officers whether they didn’t make noises when they had sex, I must have hurt the uniformed souls profoundly,” the woman told Ynet.


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