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Hebron Soldier To Take The Stand In Manslaughter Trial

The Times of Israel reports: An Israeli soldier facing manslaughter charges for killing an incapacitated Palestinian attacker in March will testify in his defense for the first time on Sunday, in a trial that has divided Israelis.

Sgt. Elor Azaria will offer his version of the events of March 24, when he was filmed shooting Palestinian assailant Abdel Fattah al-Sharif in the head, nearly 15 minutes after al-Sharif was shot by soldiers as he attempted to stab an IDF soldier in Hebron.

Azaria was arrested by the Military Police later in the day, and was indicted on manslaughter charges on April 18.

His testimony is set to begin at 9 a.m. at the Jaffa Military Court. It is scheduled to last three days. It comes after the prosecution finished calling its witnesses to the stand, including Azaria’s commander, a B’Tselem activist who filmed the incident and others.

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