1. The brother of Malka Leifer, a former Australian principal accused of child abuse who fled to Israel in 2008 (left on screen), and her lawyer Yehuda Fried (centre) sitting at table
2. Fried talking on mobile
3. Leifer's brother and Fried talking
4. Close of Leifer's brother
5. James McGarry, Deputy Head of Mission at the Australian Embassy, standing outside courtroom
6. SOUNDBITE (English) James McGarry, Deputy Head of Mission at the Australian Embassy:
"The Australian government retains a strong interest in the extradition of Miss (Malka) Liefer from Israel, she is facing 74 charges in Australia. Given that this matter is...we continue to work with the Israeli authorities to offer them any assistance they need to finalise the extradition matter, but given that this is something that's before the Israeli courts, it's not something that we can discuss any further."
7. Various of Fried and prosecutor inside courtroom
8. Shana Aaronson, social services coordinator at Jewish Community Watch, entering courtroom
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Shana Aaronson, social services coordinator at Jewish Community Watch, Israel office:
"We are understanding that the conclusion here regarding the house arrest is that it has been lifted. She is no longer going to be on house arrest, which is devastating. I mean it's very, very upsetting for her victims, there are some of them that I understand now live in Israel and for them to now have to live with, I mean, the fear of bumping into her is unbelievably upsetting. That they, on top of everything else, that now they have to deal with that is completely unfair."
10. Leifer's brother leaving courtroom talking, talking mobile
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Shana Aaronson, social services coordinator at Jewish Community Watch, Israel office:
"If she is not well enough to be extradited then one would think that she would be in some kind of psychiatric care that's more contained, more consistent, having her see a psychiatrist once every five weeks - it doesn't exactly point to a serious psychiatric issue where one would think that wouldn't allow her to be extradited, so that's really I think a major question that everybody has here - is why are we seeing on the one hand that she's not well enough to be extradited to a country that we have an extradition treaty with, but then on the other hand she is not required to be in some kind of really constant psychiatric care. And it's very, very upsetting."
A court in Israel on Tuesday ruled that a woman wanted for up to 74 charges of sexual abuse of schoolgirls in Australia will not be held under house arrest.
Malka Liefer, a former Australian principal accused of child abuse, fled to Israel in 2008.
James McGarry, Deputy Head of Mission at the Australian embassy in Jerusalem, said on Tuesday the Australian government had a "strong interest" in extraditing Liefer to stand trial in Australia.
Israel said last week that Leifer will not be extradited to Australia, citing her mental health.
Shana Aaronson, social services coordinator at the Israel office of Jewish Community Watch, told The Associated Press the decision not to hold Liefer under house arrest is "very, very upsetting for her victims".