IDF to Ask for Hebron Shooter to Get 3 to 5 Years in Jail

A sentencing hearing is set for Tuesday, after the court convicted Elor Azaria of manslaughter for killing a wounded Palestinian assailant.

Elor Azaria arrives in court last month.
Avshalom Sassoni

The military prosecution will reportedly demand that Elor Azaria, the soldier convicted of manslaughter for killing a wounded Palestinian assailant, receive a prison sentence of three to five years.

Azaria's attorneys are in touch with the prosecution, Channel 2 reported on Thursday, but it seems that the disparities between the sides are too great and that they will not reach any agreement.

A sentencing hearing is set for Tuesday, after the court convicted Azaria at the beginning of the month. Azaria, an army medic, shot and killed Abd Fatah al-Sharif in Hebron in March last year. A three-judge panel rejected all of Azaria's claims, and determined that Azaria didn’t shoot out of a sense of danger, but because he believed that "the terrorist deserves to die."