Washington Post: Israeli soldier sentenced to 18 months for shooting disarmed Palestinian attacker
TEL AVIV — A military tribunal sentenced an Israeli soldier to 18 months in prison on Tuesday in the killing of a disarmed Palestinian attacker, noting that the army medic showed no remorse for pulling the trigger after the attacker lunged at troops with a knife.
It was a deeply divisive punishment for an army sergeant whom many Israelis hailed as a hero for “neutralizing a terrorist.”
The months-long trial of Sgt. Elor Azaria was a rare prosecution of an Israeli soldier serving in the almost 50-year military occupation of the West Bank. Azaria was found guilty by the court in January.
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WNU Editor: The Palestinians are not happy .... Palestinians: Israeli soldier's sentence for killing is 'green light' for crimes (Middle East Eye). More here .... Elor Azaria verdict: 'No justice for Palestinians' (Al Jazeera).
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