Netanyahu backs pardon for Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter

Netanyahu backs pardon for Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said he supported pardoning the young soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a wounded Palestinian assailant in the occupied West Bank. The decision to court-martial Sergeant Elor Azaria, who shot the Palestinian after the assailant stabbed another Israeli soldier last March has stirred public controversy in Israel […]