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Gantz praises Leifer extradition, hopes ‘healing can begin’

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US correspondent based in New York

Justice Minister Benny Gantz, who recently replaced Avi Nissenkorn in that post, praises the extradition of alleged serial pedophile Malka Leifer to Australia, expressing hope that the conclusion of the drawn-out process will enable “healing” to begin.

“The minister views the conclusion of this disturbing episode as a positive development and believes that commitment to the rule of law precludes allowing the law to be manipulated into a cover for criminals and dictates supporting prosecution to the full extent of the law, whenever possible,” a statement from Gantz’s office says.

“We are hopeful that the Australian Jewish community and the Australian nation at large will now see justice being served and that healing can begin,” it adds.

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