Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that he is in favor of pardoning IDF Sgt. Elor Azaria, the IDF soldier convicted of manslaughter hours before for shooting Palestinian stabbing assailant Abdel Fatah Sharif in Hebron on March 24.
"I support pardoning Elor Azaria," Netanyahu wrote in the Facebook post. He added that "IDF soldiers are our sons and daughters and they must be above disagreements."
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