Alleged Australian paedophile Malka Leifer, a former school principal facing 74 charges of child sex abuse, has been arrested in Israel after a decade of fighting extradition.
Israeli authorities have accused Leifer of faking a mental illness in order to avoid returning to Australia.
Leifer fled to Israel in 2008 when allegations she had sexually abused girls at the ultra-orthodox Adass Israel School in Elsternwick, Melbourne, where she was principal, were first raised. She is wanted by Victoria Police on 74 counts of sexual assault and rape involving girls.
The 50-year-old was arrested by Israel police in 2014 when Australia applied for her extradition, but proceedings were dropped when a psychiatrist found Leifer was unfit to stand trial.
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She was released from her house arrest and ordered psychiatric treatment in Jerusalem.
Israel police re-arrested Leifer on Monday in the northern West Bank on suspicion of obstructing …