A court in Israel has handed down an 18-month prison sentence to Sergeant Elor Azaria who shot dead an injured Palestinian assailant in the West Bank. The case has divided the nation. Prime Minister Netanyahu had called for Azaria to be pardoned.
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.
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.
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.
Elor Azaria has been found guilty over the death of an immobile Palestinian suspect that was caught on video. Protesters and right-wing politicians had expressed strong support for the soldier over military condemnation.
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