IDF prosecution seeks 3-5 years jail for Hebron soldier

At the sentencing hearing Tuesday night, IDF Prosecutor Nadav Weissman asked for 3-5 years jail for Sgt. Elor Azaria for shooting dead a Palestinian who was already injured while stabbing another soldier. The case running for nine months before a military court has caused widespread controversy and protests over Azaria’s conviction for manslaughter after killing a terrorist. Moshe Ya'alonh esigned as defense minister over the issue. Weissman also asked for Azaria to be reduced to private.  He admitted Azaria deserved some leniency from the maximum 20-year sentence, since he shot a terrorist in a moment of high stress and was highly commended for distinguished military service up until the incident. The court will hand down sentence later this month.

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