Former Jerusalem Mayor R’ Uri Lupoliansky expects to be released to house arrest today, Sunday, as he spent the last days imprisoned for his alleged involvement in the Holyland affairs.
Askanim believe that police intentionally placed the mayor in unsuitable harsh conditions in an event to ‘break him’ as the investigation continues. The former mayor and baal chessed spent shabbos together with a career criminal, a person who is under lock and key as a result of his serious crimes. Eventually, due to complaints from the former mayor, he was moved to another area.
His rebbitzin arrived on Thursday to bring him a package for shabbos, hoping to lift his spirits ahead of the yom kedusha during his difficult period. The food that she brought was not brought to him however. Other family members arrived on erev shabbos, and they too brought food, which appears to have been given to him, Kikar Shabbat reports.
Lupoliansky reportedly had a most difficult shabbos, alongside hardened criminals, and a physician has been monitoring his condition during his incarceration, which began on Wednesday. A special tefilla was held on shabbos at the Kosel on the former mayor’s behalf as well, davening for his success in the Holyland affair.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)