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Israeli soldier who killed wounded Palestinian attacker loses appeal

An Israeli military court has rejected the appeal of a soldier who was jailed for 18 months for killing a wounded Palestinian attacker.

Elor Azaria was found guilty in January of manslaughter for shooting dead Abdul Fatah al-Sharif, 21, in Hebron, in the occupied West Bank, in March 2016.

Azaria had told a colleague that Sharif, who had stabbed another soldier, “deserved to die”.

The high-profile case has split opinion across Israel.

Military chiefs condemned his actions, but others praised them.

Azaria had appealed against the verdict, while the prosecution was demanding an increased sentence.

Source: world bbc

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