Netanyahu Supports Pardoning Israeli Soldier Convicted of Manslaughter
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly said he supports pardoning an Israeli soldier who was convicted Wednesday of manslaughter for fatally shooting a wounded Palestinian attacker in the head. Sgt. Elor Azaria said during his trial that he believed the Palestinian man, Abdul Fatah al-Sharif, was wearing an explosive vest. Prosecutors claimed Azaria was seeking revenge for the stabbing of his fellow soldier.