"So she's manipulating the Israeli justice system and even if she is suffering from those panic attacks and even if she is suffering from depression, what is that in comparison to what us victims are suffering every day?
"Leifer's lawyer Yehuda Fried is refusing to talk to the media, but last year he told the ABC he would fight her extradition all the way to Israel's High Court. The Israeli law confirms that anyone in a psychotic state cannot be subject to legal proceedings," he said.
He says the alleged victims were brought up in an extremely strict environment.
"They were not allowed to watch television, books had to be vetted to make sure they were suitable and they had very little contact with the outside world," he said.
' And I started to tell her and she said: 'That didn't happen.
Make sure you keep it that way.'"That was the last person that I told."Eventually another of the victims revealed what had happened to her. "The whole community was in an upheaval and that's when it properly hit me that the woman who had controlled my life for the past three years had just fled the country and she had just gone.
I can't find the words." Last September, in a civil case against the Adass Israel School and Leifer, a Melbourne judge awarded one of the alleged victims $1.27 million in damages.
Barrister David Seeman represented the alleged victim in that case and he says the abuse occurred over a period of three years."Day after day we're waiting for the Israeli justice system to make this woman face her crimes and to come back and be extradited and face her victims and face justice." At a hearing in February, Israeli prosecutor Avital Ribner Oron challenged Leifer's medical claims, telling the judge she believed the former principal was "faking" her illness in order to get rid of the case.Leifer's attorney rejected the accusation, but he did admit in court that the panic attacks only occurred around the time of scheduled hearings."It was at times frequent abuse, daily abuse and also at times not that frequent," he said."It was conducted at the school, it occurred at Leifer's home, it occurred on camps.Six years after fleeing Australia, the law caught up with Leifer and after an extradition request from Australia, she was arrested in August 2014 and placed under house arrest.