Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter in killing of immobile Palestinian assailant

04.01.2017

A military court convicted an Israeli soldier of manslaughter on Wednesday over his fatal shooting of a wounded and incapacitated Palestinian assailant in the occupied West Bank last March.

Sentencing of 20-year-old Sergeant Elor Azaria will be handed down at a later date.

Hundreds of far-right protesters demonstrated in support of Azaria outside a military base in central Tel Aviv where the verdict was handed down.    (Reuters)

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