IDF prosecutor loses appeal against Hebron soldier’s “open confinement”

IDF Appeals Court Judge Brig. Gen. Doron Files Tuesday night ruled in favor of the soldier who shot dead a Palestinian terrorist in Hebron and allowed him to remain in “open confinement” at a military base until his trial for manslaughter. The judge rejected the IDF prosecutor’s contention that the soldier had lied and should therefore go back to military jail. The soldier’s council contended that he had indeed shot dead the terrorist after he was injured while stabbing a soldier in Hebron – not in order to make sure he was dead, but that he was neutralized and unable to cause any more harm. This was the third time that a military judge had rejected the prosecutor’s arguments in this case.

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