Israel soldier charged for shooting dead injured terrorist

An IDF soldier was filmed by the left-wing Israeli B’tzelem group shooting a Palestinian who was lying injured on the ground after he stabbed another soldier at a checkpoint. The soldier was arrested and suspended pending a criminal investigation. His family claimed in his defense that the terrorist was still moving and could have concealed a bomb belt ready to detonate under the heavy coat he was wearing. Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon denounced the soldier’s action as a breach of IDF code of ethics and values. B’tzelem flashed the photo instantly to the world media, international bodies and associated foreign NGOs.

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