Sergeant Elor Azaria (Photo: Shaul Golan)
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Sergeant Elor Azaria, charged with manslaughter for the shooting which occurred last March, is tried at Jaffa Military Court; Court suggests both sides engage in mediation.

 

The trial of Sergeant Elor Azaria, the Kfir Brigade soldier who shot dead an already-neutralized terrorist in Hebron last March, began Monday morning  at Jaffa Military Court, with the accused being read his indictment.

 

“The soldier took several steps towards the terrorists, aimed at his head and fired a single bullet from short range. This the defendant did in contravention of the rules of engagement and without operational justification,” the indictment said.

 

Azaria was charged with manslaughter and inpporpriate behavior last month at the Jaffa Military Court.

 

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