IDF Military Advocate General appeals Elor Azaria’s light sentence

The IDF Military Advocate General filed an appeal regarding Elor Azaria’s sentence of 18 months in prison for fatally shooting a neutralized terrorist in Hebron.
Azaria Photo credit: Flash 90/ Channel 2 News

Today (Tuesday), the IDF Military Advocate General decided to file an appeal regarding the penalty imposed on IDF soldier Elor Azaria who fatally shot a neutralized terrorist in Hebron and was sentenced to 18 months in prison.

“Azaria’s punishment should be stricter and he should be sentenced to 36 to 60 months,” stated the appeal. “His sentence is excessively short and is inconsistent with the appropriate level of punishment for his actions.”

Prosecutor Nadav Weisman Photo credit: Channel 2 News

“The punishment considerably differs from the accepted levels of punishment given by the Supreme Court,” the appeal continued. “It doesn’t give IDF soldiers and the society as a whole the appropriate ethical message.”     

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