Shas mentor Rabbi Ovadia Yosef lashed out at the Supreme Court on Wednesday for rejecting former minister Shlomo Benizri's appeal to shorten his four-year prison sentence for corruption charges.
"An injustice was done to our friend Shlomo Benizri, who devoted his life to spreading Torah and helping people," Yosef said in a sermon revealed on Channel 2. "The courts are twisted and the judges don't believe in anything. They are apostates."
A rally will be held in Jerusalem on Thursday in support of Benizri, who is set to enter prison to start serving his sentence on September 1.
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