reports on a new case prompted by the high-profile manslaughter court-martial of IDF Sgt. Elor Azariah:
Sgt. [sic; apparently should be Cpl.] D., who was present when Hebron soldier Cpl. [sic; should be Sgt.] Elor Azaria shot Abed al Fatah a-Sharif, a neutralized terrorist, will be put on trial himself for writing a Facebook post accusing Kfir Brigade company commander Tom Na'aman of giving false testimony against Azaria; IDF responded to the accu[s]ation, saying Cpl. D. 'did not see the incident.'Cpl. D will be tried in the Israeli equivalent of nonjudicial punishment:
The IDF rejected Cpl. D.’s request for a military trial, fearing it would draw further media attention. Cpl. D. is due to stand trial before a senior officer, while Azaria’s trial is set to continue on Sunday.