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Jerusalem - Israeli Soldier Convicted In Shooting Moved To House Arrest

Published on: July 17, 2017 09:17 AM
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IDF Sgt. Elor Azaria, the Israeli soldier, who shot dead a disarmed and injured Palestinian attacker in the West Bank city of Hebron on March 24, 2016, shake hands with his attorney Yoram Sheftel before the start of a court hearing at the Kirya military base in Tel Aviv, on July 17, 2017. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90IDF Sgt. Elor Azaria, the Israeli soldier, who shot dead a disarmed and injured Palestinian attacker in the West Bank city of Hebron on March 24, 2016, shake hands with his attorney Yoram Sheftel before the start of a court hearing at the Kirya military base in Tel Aviv, on July 17, 2017. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90

Jerusalem - Israel’s military says a soldier sentenced to 18 months in prison for the fatal shooting of a wounded Palestinian attacker will be placed under house arrest ahead of his appeal later this month.

Sgt. Elor Azaria was captured on video fatally shooting a Palestinian who was wounded after stabbing a soldier in the West Bank last year. The case divided Israel, where military service is compulsory.

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Israel’s top generals pushed for prosecution, saying Azaria violated the military’s code of ethics, while large segments of the public, including politicians on Israel’s nationalist right, sided with the soldier.

He has been in custody since he was sentenced in February. The military said Monday he would be placed under house arrest later this week.



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 Jul 17, 2017 at 02:08 PM triumphinwhitehouse Says:

this man is proof why one should NEVER serve in G-dless IDF.

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 Jul 17, 2017 at 03:54 PM Anonymous Says:

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triumphinwhitehouse Says:

this man is proof why one should NEVER serve in G-dless IDF.

Yes and also proof that Miz. soldiers will be punished for obeying orders.

If they don't obey orders, they will go to jail or be shot on the spot.

If they do obey orders, they will go to jail.

The Ashk. commanding officer who gave the order did not get punished.

My family knows this soldier's mother.

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 Jul 17, 2017 at 09:31 PM PaulinSaudi Says:

So basically he got away with it.

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