Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Tel Aviv to protest the upheld 18 month jail sentence handed to Elor Azaria, an IDF conscript who killed a wounded Palestinian assailant.
Azaria, 21, saw his case rejected by the Israeli Military Appeals court in a trial which has divided the nation.
Abd Elfatah Ashareef, also 21, was fatally shot in the head by Azaria, an army medic, as he lay unable to... Еще move on the ground after he had stabbed and wounded an Israeli soldier.
The incident took place in Hebron, the West Bank, and came to light after a Palestinian rights activist filmed the killing.
Azaria claimed to have acted in line with defence doctrines, but this challenge was rejected by a panel of judges as they upheld his 18 month manslaughter conviction for his use of lethal force.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is among those calling for his sentence to be quashed.
The ruling sparked a gathering of his supporters outside the court.
«I can hardly wait for him to be free, or even be promoted,» said one protester. «He deserves to be a commander in my army.»
«This is the worst situation ever in the State of Israel when you make a soldier who is completing his duty into a criminal,» another asserted.
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