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Lieberman defends soldiers who killed unarmed Palestinians

Lieberman’s comments came in reference to a soldier who killed a Palestinian who lay on the floor injured in Hebron at point blank range, the other killed an unarmed civilian in Silwad on Friday

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman defended two Israeli soldiers who unjustifiably killed Palestinians, the Anadolu Agency reported.

During a visit to the Negev, near the borders with the Gaza Strip, Lieberman said: "It is impossible for the soldiers who fight terror every day to remain accompanied with advocates to defend them."

"The two soldiers who are accused of killing a Palestinian in Hebron and another in Silwad are innocent until they are proved guilty."

He added that only a court can decide whether or not they are guilty.

Lieberman's comments came in reference to a soldier who killed a Palestinian who lay on the floor injured in Hebron at point blank range, the other killed an unarmed civilian in Silwad on Friday.

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According to Israeli radio, the soldier in the case of the Palestinian killed in Silwad is facing charges of involuntary manslaughter.

Lieberman has previously defended the Israeli soldier who killed the motionless and bleeding Palestinian in Hebron.

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