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.

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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The guy went at the soldier with a knife, f**k him! He deserved what he got.

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“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 :'(

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f*****g 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 b***h from h**l Golda Meir said), so everything is fine, right?

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

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“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… Read more »
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Well said as always! And i definetly agree with you on Portman XD