Jerusalem District Court rules that after six-year-long legal battle alleged sex offender Malka Leifer is fit for extradition, appeal of decision to Supreme Court likely.
The Law of Return is not supposed to be a welcome mat for murderers, rapists, pedophiles and criminals.
"We were very confused about it all, and we hope that [things] will move along a lot faster,” one of the victims said Wednesday.
Members of the haredi community helped Leifer flee Australia in 2008, and have since helped her fight extradition on the grounds that she was mentally unfit.
In January, a panel of three state psychiatrists appointed by the court found that Leifer was feigning mental illness and was fit for trial.
‘Enough is enough. This case has gone on for far too long,’ says Australian MP and former Australian ambassador to Israel during debate on motion to extradite suspected pedophile Malka Leifer
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Request comes following expert psychiatric assessment that the alleged pedophile is mentally fit for trial and was feigning mental illness.
The continued delay in ruling on the Malka Leifer case has strained Israel’s ties with its close friend Australia.
Is there an end in sight to a process that has dragged on for more than a decade?