Israeli soldier who shot and killed a Palestinian youth in Hebron, was released from an Israel prison in Tel Aviv on Tuesday.
In March 2016, Soldier Elor Azaria (19) had shot and killed a Palestinian man named AbdulFattah Al-Sharif, as he was lying on the floor wounded in the old city of Hebron, southern West Bank. The shooting was caught on video by a human rights group and circulated online.
In January 2017, Azaria was sentenced to only 18 months in prison for “manslaughter.”
However, his sentence was reduced by four months, and Chief of staff Gadi Eisenkot later reduced the term by two days in order for Azaria to attend his brother’s wedding.
Azaria was welcomes by his family as a “hero” while Israeli prime minister Benyamin Netanyahu congratulated him on the release.