IDF soldier convicted of manslaughter for Hebron shooting of Palestinian attacker

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 4, 2017 12:38

 
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IDF Sgt. Elor Azaria, 20, was convicted in a Tel Aviv military court on Wednesday of manslaughter for the shooting last year of a subdued Palestinian assailant in the West Bank city of Hebron.

The verdict in the case came after the March 2016 shooting of the terrorist Abdel Fatah al-Sharif, who had attempted to stab an IDF soldier, was captured on film sparking a divisive nation-wide debate.

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