Attorney Yoram Sheftel, representing the interests of Elora Azariah, asked the court to postpone by 30 days the execution of the sentence in order to prepare an appeal against the decision of the court of appeal to the Supreme court.
On 30 July the court of appeal in the «Kyrie» upheld the verdict and sentence in the case Elora Azariah. The decision was taken by a majority of three judges — the other two demanded to increase the punishment. The head of the court of appeal major-General Doron Palis rejected all defense arguments. The court held that the precedents that led to the investigation, are in this case irrelevant.
Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman had earlier urged the family of Azariah Elora not to file a new appeal against the decision of the court, and to appeal to the chief of staff Gadi Eizenkot with Amnesty.