Palestinian who threatened to harm Jews exonerated due to mental condition

A Palestinian who was indicted for threatening to harm Jews during May’s war with Gaza has been exonerated by a Tel Aviv court, with the judge citing his mental instability.

During the May conflict, Majed Alhamamda screamed at people in a Tel Aviv park that he would harm Jews.

The judge accepted the defense’s claims that Alhamamda was known to welfare and mental health authorities. “The accused is not a typical person. He’s a barefoot homeless man who hungers for bread and whose mind was addled by heroin over decades. Anyone who meets him understands immediately that he’s not normal,” the judge wrote.

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