Elor Azaria sentenced (Photo: Tomer Appelbaum)
Srutz7 By: David Rosenberg
IDF’s Prison 4, where Elor Azariya is serving sentence for shooting wouded terrorist, recommends ex-IDF soldier be paroled.
Former IDF Sergeant Elor Azariya may be released from prison early, following a positive report about the ex-soldier’s behavior behind bars during the first half of his 14-month term.
Azariya was convicted of manslaughter in January 2017 for the shooting death of a wounded Arab terrorist shortly after an attack in Hevron that left one soldier wounded during the Purim holiday in March, 2016.
In February 2017, an IDF court sentenced Azariya to 18 months in prison. That sentence was reduced, however, after Azariya’s legal defense team appealed to IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot, who slashed four months from the prison sentence.