A special hearing was held in Ayalon Prison on Tuesday evening the eve of 14 Tammuz during which authorities extended the remand of Rabbi Eliezer Berland for an additional two days. Police requested that his remand be extended for a week but the decision was made for 48 hours only, until Thursday, 15 Tammuz.
During the hearing, a confrontation took place between the rabbi and a woman accusing him of assault. At some point Rabbi Berland collapsed and taken to Assaf HaRofeh Hospital to be checked.
One of the counts of the indictment being prepared against Rabbi Berland state that he instructed two chassidim, Aharon Yaakov Richter and Dovid Avraham Shemtov to beat Itai Nachman and ‘break his bones’ back in 2013 pertaining to an internal machlokes in the chassidus pertaining to the different factions.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)