Foreign Ministry: Trial of killer Israeli soldier a “mock”

RAMALLAH, January 4, 2017 (WAFA) – the Ministry of Foreign Affairs described on Wednesday an Israeli court’s conviction of an Israeli soldier who killed Abdul-Fattah al-Sharif on March 24 as a mock trial.

In a press release, the ministry said that the Israeli trial came only to “absorb” international condemnation of the deadly incident which took place in Hebron and in which Israeli soldier Elor Azaria shot and killed al-Sharif as he laid wounded on the ground.

The ministry also described the trial as a “farce” which aims to evade international accountability or further action by international courts.

It said most Israeli top state officials, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his defense minister, and other Israeli nongovernmental organizations have raised funds in favor of a campaign that calls for Azaria’s acquittal.

The ministry added that not only Azaria ought to stand trial, but also the entire Israeli regime for allowing the killing of Palestinians

 

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