Hebron shooter Elor Azaria to most likely begin 18-month sentence on Wednesday

The military prosecution stated on Monday that it is opposed to Elor Azaria’s request to delay the beginning of his 18-month sentence until the IDF chief of staff reviews his leniency plea. “Delaying the sentence would be an exception to the rule,” the prosecution said in a statement. Therefore, it appears that the Azaria will begin his sentence on Wednesday.
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The military prosecution announced on Monday morning that it is opposed to Elor Azaria’s request to delay the beginning of his sentence. It is estimated that IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot will only review Azaria’s leniency request after Azaria begins his prison sentence of 18 months on Wednesday.

“The appellant is claiming that because he waived his right to file an appeal, his sentence should end at an earlier date,” the prosecution explained. “With this reason, there is no basis in the law or ruling. Delaying the sentence would be an exception to the rule.”

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Yesterday, JOL News reported that Azaria requested a delayed start for his prison sentence after the IDF Military Court of Appeals rejected his appeal regarding the manslaughter conviction. Azaria asked that Eizenkot make a decision regarding his request before he begins his time in prison.



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