Hebron shooter Azaria released to house arrest

Latest development in the controversial case of the IDF soldier convicted of manslaughter.

By
July 20, 2017 09:25

Elor Azaria at sentencing hearing on Feb. 23 , 2017 (credit: REUTERS)

Elor Azaria at sentencing hearing on Feb. 23 , 2017 (credit: REUTERS)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later


“Hebron shooter” Elor Azaria was temporarily released to full house arrest on Thursday, the first time he left army custody since his arrest on March 24, 2016.

Azaria left the IDF’s Nahshonim Base and returned to his family’s house in Ramle, where he was greeted with supportive banners and balloons.

The development does not mean that Azaria is free from his 18-month prison sentence, which is still pending a decision by the IDF Military Court of Appeals.


Rather, his three-year army service ended on Thursday, and the IDF prosecution had already agreed that he can move from open army base arrest to house arrest from Thursday to July 30, when his appeal is due to be decided.


Although Azaria’s defense lawyer, Yoram Sheftel, wanted Azaria released to half house arrest, so that he could leave the house during daylight hours, an IDF court on Monday ordered full house arrest, with an exception for allowing him to attend prayer services on the Sabbath with his parents.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Tel Aviv light rail train car
April 21, 2019
First train for TLV light rail comes off assembly line

By TZVI JOFFRE