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Army pays $6,900 to Israeli soldier who killed wounded Palestinian

Last year Elor Azaria, a 19-year-old Israeli army medic deployed to the occupied West Bank, shot and killed a Palestinian as he lay wounded and motionless

The Head of the Manpower Directorate of the Israel Defence Forces, Moti Almoz, has decided to pay a financial reward to Elor Azaria, the soldier who killed an already wounded Palestinian in Hebron, reported on Wednesday.

Almoz decided to pay the personal savings and demobilisation gift to Azaria, who killed Abdel Fattah Al-Sharif. He will receive 24,000 Israeli Shekels ($6,897), half of the total normally paid to soldiers who complete their military service. Azaria served just 18 months of his military service, which is supposed to last for three years.

The decision to pay the cash to Azaria came after a decision by Israeli Chief of General Staff Gadi Eizenkot to reduce his 18-month prison sentence to 14 months.

Read: Israel PM calls for soldier who killed motionless Palestinian to be pardoned

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  • Adolfo

    The jew hates all non jews always has always will. The parasite of humanity for 6000 years.

  • David Wolff

    Why do you delete dissenting opinions? Are you a real forum for dialogue or just a mouthpiece for.the Arab line?

  • evsw

    Disgusting stuff from the so-called ‘Jewish State’. Rewarding a murderer is just plain wrong, especially when his prison sentence was a joke.

  • David Guerra

    Well indeed, jews must integrate with their human brotherhood, with different beliefs and different ethnic backgrounds, of which the new world is a good example. On the extreme opposite is Israel, a reminiscence of our brutal past, the conquering of land, the division of peoples, the working against, fighting, destroying, rather than working in unison towards a common goal. The middle east is not a place of cultural and social advancement, the Israelis see themselves as an exception, as better than the land they are in, as a gift to it even, but they are actually the worst example of backwardness and universally described as a cancer. Let us all move into the 21st century, a mighty first step is to end Israel, or at least terminate its country-of-the-jews denomination which is an abomination for justice and for equality, and the reason for the war that is synonymous with this country’s existence.