A military court in Tel Aviv has found Elor Azaria guilty of manslaughter, for killing a wounded Palestinian attacker. Right-wing politicians have criticized the ruling. The Israeli Defense Force has condemned the soldier's actions.
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.
A manslaughter conviction against an Israeli soldier who shot dead a wounded and unarmed Palestinian has been upheld by a military court. The case deeply divided Israelis, with some seeing the soldier as a hero.
A military court has sentenced Israeli soldier Elor Azaria to 18 months in prison for the killing of a wounded Palestinian assailant. The case has divided the nation.
The trial of Israeli soldier Elor Azaria was contentious from the start. He was found guilty of manslaughter for killing an injured Palestinian assailant and sentenced to 18 months. Calls for a pardon prevail.
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