An Israeli soldier who shot and killed a Palestinian youth in Hebron, was released from an Israel prison in Tel Aviv on Tuesday.
In March 2016, soldier Elor Azaria (19) had shot and killed a Palestinian man named Abdul Fattah Al-Sharif, as he was lying on the ground, wounded, in the old¬† city of Hebron, southern West Bank.¬†¬†The shooting was caught on video by a human rights group and circulated online.
In January of 2017, Azaria was sentenced to only 18 months in prison, for manslaughter.
However, his sentence was reduced by four months, and¬†Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot later reduced the term¬† by two days, in order for Azaria to attend his brother‚Äôs wedding.
Azaria was welcomed by his family as a hero, while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated him on the release.