Israeli Court Postpones Prison Date of Maccabiah Games Convicts
The court of Tel Aviv District have decided to postpone the prison date of the five people found to be responsible for the fatal bridge accident during the 1997 Maccabiah Games, which led to the death of four Australian athletes, Haaretz reported Wednesday.
Judge Ruth Levhar-Sharon ordered the postponement until deliberations over the appeals filed by the five who were found guilty of causing the Australian death through negligence in the construction of the Yarkon River bridge in Ramat Gan against their sentences are completed, the paper added.
Last June, the Tel Aviv Magistrate court convicted civil engineer Micha Bar Ilan to 21 months in prison, subcontractors Yehoshua Ben Ezra and Baruch Karagola to 15 months in prison, and the chief contractor, Adam Mistori, to nine months. Another defendant, the chairman of the organizing committee of the games, Yoram Eyal, was sentenced to six months of community service, according to the paper - Albawaba.com
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