Israeli Soldier Convicted of Killing Wounded Palestinian Is Freed

Israeli Soldier Convicted of Killing Wounded Palestinian Is Freed

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Former Israeli soldier Elor Azaria (C), who was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for killing a wounded and incapacitated Palestinian assailant, waits to hear the ruling at an Israeli military appeals court in Tel AvivElor Azaria

The Gaza Post|The News of Palestine-West Bank

An Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a wounded Palestinian attacker has been released from prison.

Elor Azaria arrived home on Tuesday after serving two-thirds of his 14-month sentence. He was greeted by supporters and banners welcoming his release. A parole board had granted him early release earlier this year.

Azaria began serving an 18-month sentence in August after he was convicted of manslaughter. Israel’s military chief later reduced the sentence by four months.

Azaria, a combat medic, was caught on video shooting a wounded Palestinian attacker.

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