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Israeli court upholds jail term for ex-soldier in Hebron shooting

06:23 EDT 30 Jul 2017 | Yahoo News

Israeli court upholds jail term for ex-soldier in Hebron shootingBy Rami Amichai TEL AVIV (Reuters) - An Israeli military appeal court upheld a manslaughter conviction and 18-month jail sentence on Sunday for a former army conscript who killed an incapacitated Palestinian assailant in the occupied West Bank. In one of the most divisive trials in the Israel's history, the panel of judges, including field generals, rejected challenges lodged by Elor Azaria, who says he had acted in line with defense doctrines. "Values have been greatly damaged by the defendant's actions," the chief judge, Major-General Doron Feiles, said in reading out the ruling.


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