Elor Azariya has decided to reverse his decision and he will not be appealing his case to the High Court of Justice.
It was announced earlier that defense attorney Yoram Sheftal would be taking the case to the High Court after the IDF Appeals Court rejected the appeal.
Azariya has however sent a letter to IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-General Gadi Eizenkott in which he expresses remorse for his actions as well as explaining when he confirmed the kill, firing at the wounded terrorist, he was unaware that there was not an explosive device on his body as he explained in court.
Eizenkott announced earlier in the week that if such a request was submitted to him by Azariya, it would receive serious consideration as the IDF commander has the authority to reduce the sentence.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)