The Jerusalem District Court ruled Monday that Jewish terrorist Jack Tytell had committed the crimes with which he is charged, but the court postponed entering a conviction, allowing the accused’s attorneys to present an insanity defense.
Tytell’s defense team submitted an admission on his behalf Monday to a revised indictment, that includes two counts of murder, two attempted murders, injuries to Professor Ze’ev Sternhall, and other violent acts.
But the defense is claiming that Tytell, an American who moved to Israel in the 1990s and said he killed Palestinians to avenge suicide attacks, cannot be held accountable for his actions due to mental incapacity.
For his part, Tytell has said that it was a “pleasure and honor to serve God” by carrying out such acts. However, questions with regard to his mental health have cast doubt over whether or not he is fit for incarceration, his lawyers argue. They say he is disconnected from reality and that he cannot tell the difference between right and wrong.