Tuesday, February 21, 2017

18-month sentence in Azaria case

An Israeli court-martial has sentenced Sgt. Elor Azaria to 18 months' confinement in the shooting death of a wounded Palestinian. Some politicians have now called for him to be pardoned. There is certain to be significant blowback from the lenient sentence.

The Jerusalem Post reports:
Zionist Union Omer Barlev, a former head of the elite Sayeret Matkal unit, called on his fellow politicians to respect the principle of separation of powers and refrain from heating tensions with declarations of calls to pardon Azaria.

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