The prosecution has decided not to appear the parole board decision to release Rabbi Eliezer Berland from prison due to his battle with a serious illness. As reported, the rabbi signed a plea bargain agreement five months ago, by which he was to serve 18 months imprisonment.
He is released to house arrest but the prosecution requested to delay the actual release for 24 hours to decide if an appeal will be filed. The state has decided not to appeal and permit the rabbi’s early release to continue being treated under house arrest.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)