Azaria with his parents in court (Photo: Motti Kimchi)
YNetNews By: Tova Tzimuki, Yoav Zitun
Military Appeals Court Chief Justice Maj. Gen. Doron Piles to lead judges panel, which will also include National Labor Court Chief Justice Yigal Plitman and Jerusalem District Court Judge Zvi Segal, as well as two senior IDF officers.
The Chief Justice of the Military Appeals Court, Maj. Gen. Doron Piles, will lead the judges panel that will hear the two appeals in the Azaria case—the soldier’sappeal’s against his manslaughter conviction and the military prosecution’s appeal of the lenient sentence given to Azaria.
Two non-military judges will also sit on the panel: Judge Yigal Plitman, who serves as the chief justice of the national labor court, and Judge Zvi Segal of the Jerusalem District Court.
Two IDF officers who are not jurists will complete the panel: Maj. Gen. (res.) Eyal Eizenberg, who served in his last role as the GOC Home Front Command, and Brig. Gen. Avi Peled, the former commander of the Golani Brigade.