4 months in prison for throwing tea at MK Tibi

Zion Vaknin sentenced to four months in jail after throwing cup of hot team at MK Ahmed Tibi during protest.

Ido Ben-Porat ,

MK Ahmed Tibi
MK Ahmed Tibi
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A Be'er Sheva court has sentenced a local man to four months in jail for throwing a cup of hot tea at MK Ahmed Tibi (Joint List) during a protest.

According to prosecutors, Vaknin attacked Tibi while the latter was participating in a protest near the court. Tibi claimed that he felt a burning sensation in his eyes as a result of the tea hitting his face.

The defendant, Zion Vaknin, admitted to his guilt as part of a plea bargain.

It should be noted that Vaknin insisted on representing himself throughout the proceedings, despite the court repeatedly explaining the importance and advantages in qualified legal representation.

Jewish activists uploaded Vaknin's hit-and-run tea attack to YouTube with the tongue-in-cheek title "I feel like some tea":