- Title: Supporters of Israel's Hebron shooting soldier gather ahead of appeal verdict
- Date: 30th July 2017
- Summary: (SOUNDBITE) (Hebrew) LEADER OF PROTEST SUPPORTING AZARIA, RAM CARMI, SAYING: "We came here today, first and foremost, to support Kfir's (military unit) combat soldier who stands trial here in the neighbouring building, and to support his family and to make it publicly clear that we will not give up until this outstanding soldier will return home. We have prepared here a big rally, public figures will come up to speak as well as Elor's friends. They will get from us a decoration for bravery on behalf of the people of Israel, which we will give at the same time to Elor, who is in the courtroom, to thank him for his dedication." (SOUNDBITE) (English) AZARIA SUPPORTER, JACOB BENJAMIN BEN ALE HACOHEN, SAYING: "I'm here to support our soldier and hero Elor that he'll go home free and basically he'll become a reserve soldier." VARIOUS OF ISRAELI POLICE AT SITE OF SUPPORT DEMONSTRATION VARIOUS OF SUPPORTERS OUTSIDE ARMY BASE
- Embargoed: 13th August 2017 10:45
- Keywords: Hebron shooting soldier Israeli military court convicts soldier in manslaughter Israeli-Palestinian conflict Elor Azaria appeal ruling
- Location: TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
- City: TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
- Country: Israel
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA0036RWQCZR
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Israelis gathered outside a Tel Aviv military base on Sunday (July 30) to show support for a soldier who shot dead a wounded Palestinian assailant in the West Bank, shortly before a military court was expected to rule on appeals in his case.
The soldier, Elor Azaria, was convicted of manslaughter in February and sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for killing a wounded and incapacitated Palestinian assailant in the West Bank city of Hebron.
Azaria was discharged from the military this month, the end of his conscript service, and was placed under house arrest. He arrived in court on Sunday wearing a white T-shirt.
Azaria's trial was one of the most divisive in Israel's history.
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