MK Nissim Ze’ev (Shas) welcomed on Thursday the release from prison of former minister Shlomo Benizri, and said a terrible injustice was caused to Benizri.
“Justice Edmond Levy who triples Benizri’s sentence did him a terrible injustice,” Ze’ev told Arutz Sheva. “The witness who testified was dubious and the court accepted his testimony. Then ask why there is no more faith in the system.”
He added, “What happened to Rabbi Benizri is an example of injustice. They took a great man who did so much for the State of Israel and decided to get even with him. It is time that the State of Israel will have a jury as is the case in any democratic country. Only in Israel is the power left only in the hands of judges.”