Rabbi Berland's arrest extended

As Rabbi Eliezer Berland's trial begins, Rishon Letzion court rules to extend his arrest.

Rachel Kaplan,

Rabbi Eliezer Berland
Rabbi Eliezer Berland
Photo: Uri Lenz / Flash 90

Shuvu Banim sect leader Rabbi Eliezer Berland, suspected of sexual abuse against a number of women, will be held under arrest for one more day, and then spend 10 days under house arrest.

The Magistrate's Court of Rishon Letzion ruled to extend Rabbi Berland's arrest, after he was returned to Israel on Tuesday to stand trial.

Rabbi Berland fled Israel four years ago, when the Israeli police opened an investigation into complaints of sexual abuse, and evaded authorities in a number of countries.

Rabbi Berland's odyssey came to an end when he was recently arrested in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was extradited to Israel this week.




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