IDF commander says Hebron shooter 'lied to me'

July 12, 2016 10:17


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The IDF commander. who conducted the initial investigation into the shooting of an unarmed terrorist in Hebron in March testified  Tuesday at the trial of Elor Azaria, the soldier charged in the incident.

Lt. -Col. David Shapira said that given the constant terror in Hebron, soldiers were trained extensively on the rules of engagement and that Azaria was generally an "excellent soldier  up until the incident."

He stated that Azaria told him after the incident that he felt in danger and therefore shot the terrorist, Shapira said he felt Azaria was lying and told him so while they were in the field.

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