Hebron Soldier Charged With Manslaughter

Israeli soldiers and police surround the body of one of two Palestinians who were killed after wounding an Israeli soldier in a knife attack before being shot dead by troops, an army spokeswoman said, at the entrance to the heavily guarded Jewish settler enclave of Tal Rumeda in the city …
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Ynetnews reports: The soldier who shot and killed a neutralized terrorist in Hebron three weeks ago will be charged with manslaughter, as per an official prosecutor’s statement issued to the military court in Jaffa on Thursday.

A group of ten people, equipped with a sound system, demonstrated outside the courtroom in support of soldier. “Whoever kills terrorists is an Israeli hero,” they shouted.

The soldier’s attorney, Eyal Baserglick, said during the court session that there was no cause for keeping the soldier under detention.

“The court ruled unambiguously that the investigative evidence shows another investigative way of examining the defendant’s actions, and the defense’s video shows this with a string of many testimonies. The court is rules that, at the very least, there is an honest mistake here,” he said, continuing, “The prosecution’s evidence pieces are collapsing one after the other like a house of cards.” He claimed that the trial can go on with the soldier not detained.

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