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Settlers give Hebron shooter a hero’s welcome at crime scene

Azaria was found guilty of manslaughter and handed an 18-month term for the March 2016 killing of Al-Sharif.
Settlers give Hebron shooter, Elor Azaria, a hero’s welcome as he revisits the spot where he shot and killed a motionless Palestinian man [YouTube]
Settlers give Hebron shooter, Elor Azaria, a hero’s welcome as he revisits the spot where he shot and killed a motionless Palestinian man [YouTube]

Israeli soldiers and settlers yesterday applauded and cheered as soldier Elor Azaria revisited the spot where he shot and killed a motionless Palestinian man who was lying on the floor injured in Hebron two years ago.

Politician and extremist settler, Baruch Marzel, was among those who welcomed Azaria into the Tel Rumeida street, the site where Azaria shot injured 21-year-old Palestinian Abdel Fattah Al-Sharif.

The incident was caught on camera and released by Israeli human rights NGO B’Tselem.

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Azaria was found guilty of manslaughter and handed an 18-month term for the March 2016 killing of Al-Sharif. Less than a month after his conviction, Israeli Army Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot reduced the sentence to 14 months.

His conviction saw him receive a more lenient sentence than a Palestinian child who had been found guilty of throwing stones.

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