A Jewish, American-Israeli man serving out a life sentence on terrorism charges has reportedly requested a prison furlough to attend his son’s circumcision.
A right-wing legal organization representing Yaakov “Jack” Tytell says it has petitioned the Israel Prisons Service with the request, citing the “very unique” circumstances.
“Thousands of other terrorists have been released to their homes in recent years and I’m only asking to be present in my son’s circumcision,” Tytell is quoted as telling his attorneys earlier today. “After that, I’ll go back to jail. I expect to be granted that minimal request.”
Tytell in 2012 confessed to murdering two Palestinians in 1997 during a visit to Israel. He has also confessed to planning and committing other violent hate crimes against Palestinians, gay people, left-wingers, Christians, and police officers.
He is currently serving two life sentences for the murders at a prison in central Israel.