Azaria with his parents in court (Photo: Motti Kimchi)
YNetNews By: Yoav Zitun
Following decision by the soldier himself to appeal his conviction, the Military Advocate General decides to appeal 18-month sentence; Azaria was convicted of manslaughter after shooting dead a wounded Palestinian terrorist in Hebron.
The Military Advocate General on Tuesday filed an appeal against the lenient sentence given to IDF soldier Elor Azaria, who was convicted of manslaughter after shooting dead a wounded Palestinian terrorist in Hebron.

“The proseuction will argue that according to the law, the respondent (Azaria) should receive a harsher sentence, and his punishment should be 36 to 60 months, or the punishment determined by the minority opinion at the military court (30 months),” the appeal stated.

The military court sentenced Azaria to 18 months in prison, with a majority of two judges. The minority opinion held by the third judge argued to hand out a much harsher sentence. The 18-months sentence is half of what the prosecution demanded—no less than three years.

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