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Israeli soldier sentenced to 18 months for killing a wounded Palestinian in a case that roiled the nation

Israeli soldier sentenced to 18 months for killing a wounded Palestinian in a case that roiled the nation

Elor Azaria cracked a smile and his family broke out in song Tuesday moments after a military tribunal sentenced the Israeli soldier to 18 months in jail for killing a wounded Palestinian knife assailant last March in a case that has gripped national attention for nearly a year.    

The decision comes a month and a half after the military court unanimously convicted Azaria of manslaughter, ruling that he had violated the military’s open-fire regulations when he shot the attacker, Abdel Fattah Sharif, in the head as Sharif was lying wounded on the ground and no longer a threat.    

The politically charged case roiled Israel’s...

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