An Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a prone Palestinian assailant was freed from prison on Tuesday, the army said, after serving nine months behind bars.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, a member of the conservative Likud party, is under fire from right-wing Israelis after he denied the pardon request on Sunday of a former Israeli soldier who shot dead a wounded Palestinian attacker.
An Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a prone Palestinian assailant in a trial that deeply divided the country arrived on Wednesday to begin his 18-month prison term. Elor Azaria entered the Tserifin military base near the city of Rishon LeZion to begin serving his sentence.
A young Israeli soldier convicted of killing a Palestinian assailant lying wounded on the ground was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment on Tuesday, far less than prosecutors requested, in one of the most divisive cases in Israel's history.
The father of an Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a prone Palestinian assailant pleaded for leniency for his son at a sentencing hearing Tuesday in a case that has divided the country.
Israeli police made seven arrests overnight following an unruly protest against the manslaughter conviction of a soldier for shooting dead a wounded Palestinian assailant, police said on Sunday.
An Israeli soldier who shot dead a wounded Palestinian assailant as he lay on the ground posing no apparent threat was convicted of manslaughter Wednesday after a trial that deeply divided the country.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologised Sunday after facing criticism for comments in which he seemed to compare a soldier currently on trial for manslaughter with troops killed in combat.
The Israeli army denied on Tuesday that a second Palestinian killed in March was shot dead while already wounded, after claims by a human rights group.