IDF chief of staff to discuss Azaria’s request for reduced sentence

It appears that IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot will discuss the possibility of reducing Elor Azaria’s 18-month prison sentence soon. It is estimated that Eizenkot will shorten the sentence by a few months.
Azaria and Eizenkot Photo Credit: Avshalom Sasoni/POOL, Isaac Harari/Flash 90/Channel 2 News

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot is expected to discuss the possibility of shortening the 18-month prison sentence that Hebron shooter Elor Azaria received after being convicted of manslaughter for shooting and killing a neutralized terrorist. It is likely that he will agree to reduce Azaria’s sentence by a few months.

Azaria began serving his sentence last month after his appeal was denied. At the time, his supporters gathered outside of his home and outside of the prison, cheering for him and shouting: “Elor is a hero.”

Nadav Weisman, the IDF prosecutor assigned to the case, commented on Azaria’s version of the events and rejected his claim about there being a concern about a bomb strapped onto the neutralized terrorist. “I interrogated Elor Azaria for two days,” he said. “I looked in his eyes. He himself knows that he shot due to vengeful reasons. He wasn’t thinking about any explosive.”



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