Elor Azaria’s defense attorney to meet with lead prosecutor at court’s request

Elor Azaria’s lawyer Yoram Sheftel and the lead prosecutor in the case, Nadav Weisman, will meet next week after the judges urged the sides to enter mediation.
Elor Azaria Photo Credit: Channel 2 News

On Thursday, the IDF’s Chief Military Prosecutor Colonel Sharon Zagagi-Pinhas invited Elor Azaria’s lawyer Yoram Sheftel and the lead prosecutor in the case, Nadav Weisman, to a meeting. The meeting will take place next week after the judges urged the two sides to enter mediation and reach a solution that suits them both.

“This morning, I received a short letter consisting of a few lines saying that I’ve been invited to a meeting with the chief military prosecutor, in the presence of Lieutenant Colonel Nadav Weisman, on Monday at 7:00 PM,” Sheftel told Channel 2 News. “Already at the courthouse, we agreed to this process. The person who refused was the military prosecutor, attorney Lt. Col. Nadav Weisman. We are happy they have also agreed to the idea.”

The court began discussing Azaria’s appeal in May, four months after he was convicted of manslaughter for shooting and killing a neutralized terrorist in Hebron. “Even though we are just two defense attorneys who are fighting for the innocence of a Jewish soldier, there are a million of defense attorneys who are with us, praying for the safety and innocence of the soldier Elor Azaria,” Sheftel said when the hearing began.



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