Elor Azaria shot and killed a disarmed Palestinian terrorist who was injured and laying on the ground.
Extra-judicial killings don’t only deprive the suspect of their right to due process -– a crucial feature of any functioning democracy.
Azaria, the Israeli soldier convicted of shooting a downed Palestinian terrorist, posted a Facebook message thanking supporters.
In Israel, the public and its leaders continue to reject the principle that it is wrong to kill a person who no longer presents a danger.
Azaria has not expressed remorse for his actions; regretting them could help him obtain leniency, observers say.
The judges said that Elor Azaria’s “manner was more suitable for a shooting range than the scene of a terror attack.”
JERUSALEM — Israeli military prosecutors filed an appeal of the 18-month jail sentence of an Israeli soldier who shot a downed Palestinian terrorist. Elor Azaria, 20, who was convicted of manslaughter in January in an Israeli military court, was sentenced last month by a panel of three judges at the Israel Defense Forces headquarters…
Elor Azaria, the Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter for killing a prone Palestinian assailant, is now a hot Purim costume for Israeli kids.
An Israeli soldier who was sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment for killing a wounded and incapacitated Palestinian assailant appealed on Wednesday against a manslaughter conviction that could have sent him for jail for a maximum 20-year term.
The United Nations’ human rights office said it is “deeply disturbed” by the 18-month prison term given to an Israeli soldier who killed a wounded Palestinian terrorist after he had been subdued. Ravina Shamdasani, a spokesperson for the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, criticized the sentence for manslaughter as too lenient on…