There is joy in the Shuvu Banim community after a Dutch court on Monday 9 Kislev 5775 announced its verdict in the extradition request filed by Israel against Rabbi Eliezer Berland.
The court announced that it will not comply with the request at this time. The rabbi’s legal team dispelled some of the evidence against the rabbi provided by Israel. The court will request that Israel provide additional proof in order to reevaluate the case in the future but is unwilling to comply with the extradition request at this time.
In the interim, Rabbi Berland will not be extradited and another hearing will not take place until such time Israel submits additional evidence against him.
Rabbi Berland has been avoiding arrest for over 18 months, having traveled to a number of countries including Morocco and Zimbabwe.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)