Palestinian convicted of lynching IDF soldiers in 2000 released
Hatem Majari, one of the Palestinians convicted of murdering two IDF soldiers in Ramallah in 2000, was released from an Israeli prison following a retrial and expelled to Gaza on Wednesday. A special IDF court ruled that Majari only had a small role in the incident and sentenced him to 11 years in prison for attacking the soldiers and not preventing the crime. However, since he had already been in jail for 13 years, Majari was immediately released and expelled. He was serving in the Palestinian police force when he took part in the lynching of IDF soldiers Yossi Abrahami and Vadim Norvich.