An Israeli soldier who shot dead a wounded Palestinian attacker has been freed from jail after serving nine months of a 14-month manslaughter sentence. Palestinian groups say Elor Azaria’s early release promotes a culture of killing and bloodshed.
The bill is a response to a video showing a detained Palestinian man being shot by an Israeli soldier. Critics says the aim in to curb army accountability, and vow to continue monitoring in the occupied territories.
Germany's army is set to fly arms-capable Heron drones for the first time in history, after a parliamentary committee approved leasing the aircraft from Israel. The project would cost Germany over $1 billion.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has denied a request to pardon Elor Azaria, who is currently serving an 18-month prison sentence. Azaria was convicted of manslaughter after killing a wounded Palestinian attacker.
Over 100 dead. Thousands wounded. Israel has been unapologetic in the face of international outcry over its actions on the Gaza border. Michael Oren tells Conflict Zone there was "no choice" but to use lethal fire.
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