Decision in Azariya Appeal Expected on Sunday

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An IDF Appeals Court today, Sunday afternoon, 7 Av, is expected to announce its verdict in the appeal filed on behalf of former IDF soldier Sgt. Elor Azariya.

Azariya was convicted of manslaughter for the shooting of a wounded terrorists shortly after an attack, which took place in Hebron on Purim 2016.

Following the motion by defense counsel Yoram Sheftal to appeal, the military prosecutor appealed as well, seeking the court’s acceptance of the minority opinion from the original ruling, to sentence him to two years imprisonment instead of 18 months.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)