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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Israeli Killer Soldier to be Freed
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Rarely ever are IDF soldiers, other security forces, settlers or other Israelis held accountable for crimes committed against Palestinians – not even for cold-blooded murder, happening all too often, the way killer cops in America operate with impunity.
Elor Azaria was a rare exception, caught red-handed on videotape lethally shooting 'Abd al-Fatah al-Sharif in the head at point-blank range, as he lay helpless, wounded on the ground, threatening no one.
Instead of first-degree murder, he was charged with manslaughter, a rare exception to the rule charging him with anything, Jews nearly always free from prosecution for crimes against Palestinians.
Instead of longterm incareration, Azaria was sentenced to 18 months in prison, a slap on the wrist, an insult to Sharif's family and all Palestinians – how things work in a Ziofascist state.