In Israel, an IDF soldier who was caught on video executing a wounded Palestinian man last year began a prison term Wednesday after he lost his final appeal contesting his manslaughter conviction. The video shows Palestinian Abdel Fattah al-Sharif, who was reportedly a suspect in a stabbing earlier in the day, lying immobilized on the ground in Hebron in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. The video then appears to show Israeli Sergeant Elor Azaria firing a single shot into the man’s head from a close distance, killing him. Azaria was convicted in February and sentenced to 18 months in prison. He’ll be eligible for parole in just nine months’ time.
IDF Soldier Begins Prison Term for Executing Wounded Palestinian Man
HeadlineAug 10, 2017