Hebron Shooter Elor Azaria Released to House Arrest

Remigio Civitarese
Luglio 17, 2017

A military court ruled that Elor Azaria will be placed under house arrest on July 20, when his mandatory three-year military service ends, an army spokeswoman said.

Following his sentencing in January to 18 months' imprisonment, the defense appealed, requesting that the conviction be overturned, while the prosecution counter-appealed in request of a harsher sentence.

Amnesty International has said Azaria's sentence does "not reflect the gravity of the offence", while the United Nations human rights office said it was an "unacceptable" punishment for "an apparent extra-judicial killing". The terrorist had only minutes before, stabbed two Israeli soldiers in Hebron and was immediately shot by other soldiers in the area.

Azaria, a medic in the elite Kfir Brigade, came on the scene following a Palestinian stabbing attack on soldiers in Hebron in the West Bank on March 24, 2016.

Azaria then shot him in the head without any apparent provocation.

Azaria claimed that he suspected al-Sharif was about to detonate an explosive device, but Military Police opened an investigation against him on a charge of murder, which was later reduced to manslaughter. His lawyer argued that terrorists have often risen from injuries that appear to be mortal, only to shoot or stab again.

Under the court decision, Elor Azaria will not be able to leave his family's house in the central city of Ramle at all, save for trips to his synagogue on Friday night and Saturday - the Jewish Shabbat - so long as he is accompanied by a family member. It is now assumed that the prosecution will acquiesce to his being sent home for house arrest for the time being.

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