'Hebron Shooter' Sent to House Arrest Until Appeal Decided at Month's End

The IDF soldier was sentenced to a year-and-a-half in prison for killing an injured Palestinian terrorist in Hebron

Elor Azaria in court, July 17, 2017.
Moti Milrod

A military court decided on Monday that Elor Azaria will be released to house arrest until his appeal is decided at July 30. The decision was handed down by Deputy President of the Military Court of Appeals, Judge Brig.-Gen. Orly Markman. Azaria was convicted of killing an injured Palestinian terrorist in Hebron.

Azaria was sentenced to a year-and-a-half in prison. His lawyers appealed the conviction, while the prosecution appealed the relatively lenient sentence.  

Azaria's attorney Yoram Sheftel opposed the house arrest, saying that a house arrest was only ordered in cases where there is a danger posed to the public. He said that the prosecution didn't even claim that Azaria was dangerous.