The Israeli justice system is based on the continental European model. Unlike the British/colonial models, this system makes no presumption of innocence. Perhaps Mazuz wanted to save the time and money it would have taken for a trial. He has bigger fish to deep fry. And if he had chosen to prosecute, it would have "offended religious sensibilities" or something like that.
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Gaza education ministry shuts 2 Shejaiyeh schools citing fear of Israeli artillery fire (Haaretz)
from the article: Attorney General Mazuz calls on Chief Rabbi Metzger to resign