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Israeli soldier jailed for killing injured Palestinian attacker

by firstsource newsFebruary 21, 2017

Elor Azaria’s legal team to appeal 18-month sentence after trial that exposed divisions between military and rightwing nationalists

An Israeli military medic who was filmed killing an incapacitated Palestinian attacker last year has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Elor Azaria’s sentence was handed down by a panel of three judges sitting in a military court in Tel Aviv. Prosecutors had demanded a sentence of between three and five years, while Azaria had asked the court to be “merciful” and sentence him to open detention.

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