The Jerusalem Post reports: The IDF soldier charged with manslaughter for the fatal shooting of an immobilized terrorist in Hebron in March “admits to 90 percent of the case” and the onus is on him to prove his claims of self defense, the military prosecution said Wednesday in the ongoing trial of Sgt. Elor Azaria.
On May 9, Azria’s trial opened at the Jaffa Military Court over the March 24 shooting of Fatal al-Sharif, who had attacked soldiers at the scene and was then shot while lying wounded on the ground.
The shooting was picked up on a video distributed by B’Tselem, which went viral online and has dominated the airwaves with a war of words over Azaria’s guilt or innocence pitting.
On Wednesday, the prosecution charged that Azaria has repeatedly changed his accounts of the incident and that the much-debated knife that the Palestinian assailant had used to stab a nearby soldier was not on the terrorist’s person, but out of reach.
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