An Israeli soldier who shot dead a wounded Palestinian assailant as he lay on the ground posing no apparent threat was convicted of manslaughter Wednesday after a trial

The soldier, Elor Azaria, had been on trial for manslaughter in a military court since May, with right-wing politicians defending him despite top army brass harshly condemning the killing.

Sentencing is expected at a later date. He faces up to 20 years in prison.

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Judge Colonel Maya Heller spent more than two and a half hours reading out the decision, sharply criticizing the arguments of Azaria’s lawyers.

On behalf of the three-judge panel, Heller said there was no reason for Azaria to open fire since the Palestinian was posing no threat.

She called Azaria’s testimony “evolving and evasive.”

Azaria was 19 at the time of the killing in March 2016.

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  1. “Sentencing is expected at a later date. He faces up to 20 years in prison.”
    Very likely to happen -and deserved- thus, maybe judges will be a little lenient as he’s very young. Maybe they should not draft so young in IDF, or at least to be in militarised police operations : you need more mature people than a 19 old being able to much more self-control for such type of operation. Very sad story :'(

    • Fucking nazis from IsraHELL. This “chosen” retard will be free soon.
      You are sorry for that nazi beast, not for the victim, because the victim hated his children (as that old bitch from hell Golda Meir said), so everything is fine, right?

      These “chosen” imbeciles are NOT people. They are pure evil. Pure hate.

      • “This “chosen” retard will be free soon.”
        => I don’t think so : the last one in the same case got 20y jail…
        “You are sorry for that nazi beast, not for the victim”
        => You should learn to read: I’ve written that he deserves the 20 years jail if he got these!
        Now, it’s interesting you call him Nazi as it was the Nazis who used to kill Jews while Arabs were very Nazi friendly and many still are. You may know that if Arafat created the name PLO, he inherited his uncle’s organisation and strangely, his uncle was formerly Grüppenführer (general) of the Waffen SS Hanzar division (the biggest Waffen SS division! 33k manpower!) and guess who trained PLO to terrorism? Otto Skorzeny himself! Hitler’s “black ops” man in person!
        Note that if Azaria was a Palestinian having killed an Israeli civilian, he wouldn’t face jail at all! He’d even be considered as a hero, PA would probably give his name to a street or a plaza…

        “because the victim hated his children (as that old bitch from hell Golda Meir said), so everything is fine, right?”
        => You misquote Golda Meir : she said “The day Arabs will love their children more than they hate us, there’ll be peace”

        “These “chosen” imbeciles are NOT people”
        => Funny fact, Nazis denied this to the Jews too, they used to call ’em “Untermenschen”, this meaning subhumans… Well, strange imbecile ethnicity when you consider how few they are and the numbr of Nobel prizes in sciences they got, Einstein being probably one of the best known…
        https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/86/Einstein_tongue.jpg
        You can’t imagine what he has made possible. Do you have CDs/DVDs? Stop using them! Laser was impossible to create without Einstein! Is your electricity of nuclear origin? Even your computer wouldn’t be possible without his works!

        “They are pure evil. Pure hate.”
        => The only hate I see is in your words. Did you ever questioned yourself why you hate them so much? Have they done something bad to you? Has Kidon division entered a concert hal in your country and killed 130ppl? Did one of ’em rammed a truck into crowd during National Day? Did the sent Carlos the Jackal do terror attacks in your country? Did they hi-jacked Air-France’s flight 8969. Well, actually, I’m upset about Mossad : they eliminated Imad Moughniyah. Frankly, I’d have prefered that DGSE had taken care of him, hey, this mofo (and his friend Mustafa Badreddine) assassinated 58 of our Blue Helmets with a VBIED.
        Nevertheless, it’s funny how they are so evil that all the wars they had with the Arabs, it was always the Aras who attacked (even for the 6 Days War!)
        And well, I wouldn’t have problems to shag Natalie Portman
        http://akns-images.eonline.com/eol_images/Entire_Site/2015417/rs_634x1024-150517143957-634.NataliePortman-jmd-051715.jpg
        https://static01.nyt.com/images/2016/07/11/t-magazine/portman-slide-RFH0/portman-slide-RFH0-master675.jpg
        Or Bar Rafaeli…
        https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/39/Bar_Refaeli_2011.jpg/280px-Bar_Refaeli_2011.jpg
        and more if affinities 😉
        What, you didn’t knew they were Israeli gals?