Hebron Soldier Charged With Manslaughter, Named

Sgt. Elor Azariais the Israeli soldier, charged with manslaughter by the Israeli military after he shot a wounded Palestinian assailant as he lay on the ground in Hebron on March 24, is hugged by his mother during a hearing at a military court in Jaffa near Tel Aviv, Israel April …
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Ynetnews reports:  Sergeant Elor Azaria, 20, from Ramla, the Kfir Brigade soldier who shot dead an already-neutralized terrorist in Hebron, was charged with manslaughter at the Jaffa Military Court on Monday. He was also charged with inappropriate behavior.

The Jaffa Military Court accepted the defense’s request to lift the gag order on the soldier’s name.

While determining that Azaria will stay in detention at the Nachshonim military base near Rosh HaAyin until the conclusion of legal proceedures against him, Judge Lt.-Col. Ronen Shor accepted another request by the defense to allow Azaria to spend Seder night with his family at home.

“The soldier took several steps towards the terrorists, aimed at his head and fired a single bullet from short range. This the defendant did in contravention of the rules of engagement and without operational justification,” the indictment said.

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