Israeli Soldier to Be Charged With Manslaughter in Shooting of Palestinian Assailant

April 14, 2016 9:42 PM

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Israeli Soldier to Be Charged With Manslaughter in Shooting of Palestinian Assailant

JERUSALEM — Israel’s military on Thursday said prosecutors intended to file a manslaughter charge against a soldier who fatally shot a Palestinian assailant in the head in the West Bank city of Hebron last month as he lay on a road, wounded and subdued.

The case has roiled Israel, pitting the military’s chief of staff and defense minister, who swiftly condemned the soldier’s action as a grave breach of military norms, against some rightist politicians, the soldier’s relatives and many Israeli sympathizers who hailed the soldier as a hero.

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