Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Comparative sentencing issue in Azaria case

Judging by this Times of Israel article, the argument before the IDF Military Court of Appeal in the case of Sgt. Elor Azaria was a lively one. Do you think the cited cases were comparable? Excerpt:
According to chief prosecutor Nadav Weissman, most of the cases that were cited by the defense were closed because the soldiers involved were found to have committed no wrongdoing. He said that Sheftel was arguing that the army had a “different policy” from the one it claimed to be acting on in the case of Azaria. 
“That’s a grave allegation,” he added. 
“There is no case of a soldier — it could also be a police officer but we’re military prosecution — coming 11 minutes [after an attack] and shooting an incapacitated terrorist and then saying afterward that he did it because he was a terrorist who deserved to die,” Weissman said.

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