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In video - Israeli soldier returns to Hebron 2 years after killing wounded, motionless Palestinian

July 3, 2018 5:35 P.M. (Updated: July 4, 2018 5:06 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Two-and-a-half years after he killed an injured Palestinian youth shooting him in the head as he was lying on the ground in Hebron's Tel Rumeida, Israeli soldier Elor Azarya, 20, returns to the street as Israeli soldiers and settlers applause and cheer for him.

An Israeli politician and extremist settler, named Baruch Marzel, was among settlers welcoming Azarya into the Tel Rumeida street, the site where Azarya shot injured Palestinian, Abed al-Fattah al-Sharif, 21, who was lying on the ground bleeding, in the head after al-Sharif and another Palestinian, Ramiz Aziz al-Qasrawi, 21, allegedly carried out a stabbing attack against soldiers in the area.

Al-Qasrawi was killed immediately, while al-Sharif was left severely wounded for several minutes without treatment, before Azarya stepped forward and put a bullet through his head, killing him.

Azarya was released two months ago as after being found guilty of manslaughter for the filmed, execution-style shooting of 21-year-old Abd al-Fattah al-Sharif, he was sentenced to 18 months in prison but received a four-month reduction of his sentence from Israeli army chief of staff, Gadi Eisenkot.
Shortly after the sentencing of Azaria, al-Sharif’s family noted that the soldier had received a more lenient sentence than a Palestinian child would receive for throwing stones.

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