The Israeli businessman will not be allowed to deal with his company for 60 days as part of the conditions for his release.


Elovitch Photo credit: Globes/Channel 2 News

The Tel Aviv Magistrates Court on Friday ordered to release businessman Shaul Elovitch, the controlling shareholder of Bezeq, from his house arrest under restrictions. Elovitch’s son, Or, and the CEO of Bezeq, Stella Handler, were released as well.

The court ruled that Elovitch will not be allowed to give interviews to the media until August 4. Furthermore, he cannot deal with Bezeq or contact members of its board of directors for 60 days.

Last week, Israel’s State Comptroller issued a report sharply criticizing the director-general of the Communications Ministry, Shlomo Filber, for secretly promoting Bezeq’s interests from within the government.