Azaria case: Prosecution will announce on Tuesday whether it will appeal sentence

In light of the decision to appeal Elor Azaria’s conviction, Chief Military Advocate General Sharon Afek will most likely appeal the 18-month prison sentence that the soldier received. On Tuesday, Afek is expected to make a final decision regarding the matter.
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After Yoram Sheftal, the only lawyer who remains on Elor Azaria’s defense team, appealed his client’s manslaughter conviction, Chief Military Advocate General Sharon Afek is expected to file an appeal this week. Afek is expected to appeal the 18-month prison sentence that the IDF soldier received after he was convicted of manslaughter. About a year ago, Azaria fatally shot a neutralized terrorist in Hebron.

According to reports, Afek has not yet decided whether or not he will appeal the sentence. Meanwhile, the discussions about the option continue and on Tuesday, a final decision is expected to be announced.

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On Friday, Sheftal was interviewed by Channel 2 News and attacked the lawyers who resigned from the soldier’s defense team. “They ran away from the fight and put the family in an intolerable situation,” he said. “They [the family] almost collapsed.”

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