DEBKAfile was founded by a team of journalists in June 2000 as an independent Internet Web site, providing an intelligence and security news service. February 21, 2017, 2:16 PM (IDT)
The military court headed by Col. Maya Heller, handed down an 18-month jail sentence for Elor Azaria after convicting him of manslaughter for shooting dead a Palestinian terrorist he was wounded during a stabbing attack in Hebron. This was the most lenient possible sentence, starting in 12 days. It was clearly the outcome of mitigating factors, the clamorous controversy raised by his case, and the improper intervention of high officers and the defense minister.
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