Settlers Give Shooter of Motionless Palestinian a Hero’s Welcome at Crime Scene

04 Jul
9:30 PM

Israeli soldiers and settlers cheered on Tuesday, as soldier Elor Azaria revisited the spot where he shot dead a motionless Palestinian who was lying on the ground injured in Al-Khalil (Hebron), two years ago.

Politician and extremist settler Baruch Marzel was among those who welcomed Azaria into 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.

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 found guilty of throwing stones.

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