Tel Aviv court convicts killer soldier

TEL AVIV, January 4, 2017 (WAFA) – A military court in Tel Aviv Wednesday convicted an Israeli soldier, who shot and killed in cold blood a wounded Palestinian in Hebron, of manslaughter.

The court said Elor Azaria, who shot dead Abdul Fattah al-Sharif on March 24 while lying on the ground after he was shot and injured by Israeli forces following an alleged stabbing attack, did so in revenge rather than because the wounded Palestinian had posed a threat, as claimed by the killer soldier.

Many Israeli right wing activists, including lawmakers, and supporters of the killer soldier demonstrated outside the court hoping to pressure it against convicting him.

The sentence will be announced within a month.

 

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