Sunday, July 30, a military court will announce a verdict in the appeals filed to the verdict Elora Azariah.
21-year-old Azariah, 20 July demobilized from the IDF, was convicted of manslaughter of the terrorist who committed the attack in Hebron in March 2016. A military court sentenced Elora Azariah to 18 months in prison and another year suspended prison sentence.
Attorney Yoram Sheftel filed an appeal for a guilty verdict, and the verdict of the court. According to the lawyer, the soldiers who committed similar actions have been brought before the court and, therefore, Azariah must be justified.
Prosecutors, in turn, requires to increase the punishment of the convict, considering
18 months in prison is too soft a sentence.
From the day of the incident prior to demobilization from the IDF ALOR Azariah was
its military base in the open arrest. The court granted the request of the defence to delay the start of the sentence before the verdict on appeal. After demobilization ALOR Azariah was placed under house arrest.
We will remind that on 24 March 2016 at the intersection of Wilber in tel Rumeida two Arab terrorists, armed with knives, attacked the soldiers and wounded one of them. The attackers opened fire: one of them (Ramzi al-Kasrawi) was killed on the spot, the second (Abd al-Fattah al-Sharif) was injured. On the scene arrived the ambulance «Magen David Adom». After the wounded soldier was put in the ambulance, an incident occurred which was the cause of the trial. The human rights organization B’tselem published a video showing what was happening. This three-minute video shows how one of the soldiers (ALOR Azariah) shoots al-Sharif, who was lying on the back. The bullet hit him in the head, and the terrorist was killed. Shortly thereafter, the soldier, who has made «control shot», was arrested.
In addition to the video of the incident, a common organization B’tselem, there are others, and one of them is heard as, presumably, the doctor said that the terrorist has a bomb, and it can not come before arrival of sappers. Note that, as a rule, in such situations, neutralized the terrorists undressed to ensure that the body is not explosive devices or what’s under the clothes are not hidden weapons. The commander of the brigade, which serves as Azariah reprimanded the commander and two squad leaders that they failed to timely screening, the terrorists neutralized.
18 April 2016 Elora Azariah the military Prosecutor’s office charges were filed.
On 4 January, the military court acknowledged Azariah guilty of manslaughter of a terrorist, and in conduct unworthy of a soldier.
February 21, a military court in the «Kyrie» announced the verdict.
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