U.S. Immigrant Gets Expulsion Order for Supporting 'Jewish Terrorist'

The 22-year-old was vocal in supporting Yaakov Teitel's alleged murder of a Palestinian.

A young American immigrant was recently expelled from the West Bank for allegedly supporting "Jewish terrorist" Yaakov Teitel.

Teitel was charged in November with two murders, three attempted murders and other acts of violence. The indictment also lists Teitel's efforts for more than a decade to harm Arabs, gays and lesbians, leftists, police officers and messianic Jews.

A week and a half ago, Israel Defense Forces Major General Avi Mizrahi issued an expulsion decree for a 22-year-old who immigrated to Israel from the U.S. four months ago.

The immigrant had recently become more religious and was studying in Jerusalem at the Machon Meir Yeshiva, an intensive Jewish studies institute.

Testimony surrounding the expulsion order revealed that he spent much time in the West bank settlement of Kfar Tapuah, where he was often heard speaking in support of the murder and anti-Palestinian activities mentioned in Teitel's indictment.

The Israel Defense Forces released a statement regarding the decree: "The [expulsion] decree was issued because of intelligence information suggesting that he was a danger to public peace and security in the area."

The American was arrested after breaking the expulsion ban but was subsequently released by a Jerusalem court.