US-Born 'Jewish Terrorist' Gets Life Terms in Israel
Jack Tytell convicted of 2 Palestinian murders
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2013 12:03 PM CDT
In this 2009 file photo, Ultra-Orthodox West Bank settler Jack Tytell flashes the victory sign inside a court in Petah Tikva, Israel.   (AP Photo/Reuven Castro, File)

(Newser) – An unapologetic Florida-born killer has been sentenced to two life sentences for murdering two Palestinians and attempting to kill others, reports Sky News. Jack Tytell, 40, known as the "Jewish Terrorist" in the Israeli press, shot to death a taxi driver and later a shepherd at point-blank range after moving to Israel from the US in 1997. Years later, he sent pipe bombs to a teenager and a professor at Hebrew University, and attacked a police station during a gay pride parade, reports the Jerusalem Post.

Tytell claimed to be guided by angels, and his lawyers tried to get him a more lenient term with an insanity defense. The court rejected the strategy, however. Among the reasons: Tytell said he considered killing a Palestinian child but decided against it because it was "not the American way," reports the International Business Times. A judged deemed that evidence that Tytell knew right from wrong.

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sobe
Apr 10, 2013 6:36 AM CDT
He would have been given the insanity deal if he had only killed Palestinians, but you kill Israelis and that's the death sentence.
JohnWV
Apr 10, 2013 3:48 AM CDT
Hasbara! Just more Israeli concocted propaganda.The Jewish state kills Palestinians, fathers, mothers and children all the time. If this American Jew got two life sentences for killing a couple Palestinians, whatever should be done with Netanyahu? Public crucification upside down? Maybe twice.
Kookey90
Apr 9, 2013 9:11 PM CDT
Keep him on a diet of Matza's and water for the rest of his life; that will show him.