Israeli military gets one and a half years in prison for killing wounded Palestinian

Israeli military gets one and a half years in prison for killing wounded Palestinian

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The military court in Tel Aviv Tuesday, the Israeli sergeant Elor Azariah sentenced to a prison sentence of eighteen months for the killing of a wounded 21-year-old Palestinian aanslagpleger in Hebron in march 2016.

The medic shot the Palestinian in the head while wounded and motionless on the floor. That was captured on video by a human rights activist.

The prosecutors had a prison sentence of three to five years is required. Outside the court waited hundreds of demonstrators from the judgment.

Last January there was a military court, Azariah guilty of manslaughter. The judges, who until the judgement came, that he found no reason for the Palestinians to shoot it dead. “He made himself judge and executioner”, was the verdict.

“He must be dead’

The victim along with an accomplice soldiers of the Israeli occupation forces in the West Bank with knives have stabbed. Azariah would be against his commander would have said: “That terrorist is still alive, he must be dead.” The military claimed during the case that he was afraid that the aanslagpleger a bomgordel wore.

The case led to fierce emotions in Israel. Also during the judgment were for the courthouse, hundreds of supporters and opponents of Azariah met with each other on the fist went.

The conservative Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and minister for education, Naftali Bennett, have expressed their support for Azariah. Netanyahu pleaded for clemency.

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