Recently, a documentary aired on Israeli TV about a woman named Hila Gal who revealed the story of her difficult life.
She was born to a Holocaust survivor father who immigrated to Israel. The father attained the prestigious role of pilot in the Israel Air Force, married and raised a seemingly-impressive family with four children. From outward appearances they seemed to be the ideal Israeli family.
However, Hila revealed in the documentary that starting from when she was 4 years old, her brother, who was 10 years older than her, raped her secretly in their home twice a week, until she was 19 years old. During the period she also became pregnant by him and had an abortion.
This horror took place under the family roof. The other family members should have discerned what was happening. But seemingly no one noticed anything was amiss.
In the meantime the guilty brother was also accepted into the prestigious role of pilot in his mandatory IDF service, and afterward attained the eminently respectable profession of medical doctor.
When Hila gathered courage and told family...
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