Elor Azaria was released from Israeli prison after serving nine months for shooting dead an injured Palestinian in 2016.
8 May 2018
AL JAZEERA — An Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead an injured Palestinian was freed from prison on Tuesday, the army said, after spending nine months behind bars.
The army’s chief of staff, Gadi Eisenkot, later reduced the term by four months. Moreover, Israeli prisoners often have their sentences reduced by one third for good behaviour.
The army had previously said that Azaria, 21, was due to be released from the Tzrifim military prison near Tel Aviv on May 10.
According to Israeli media, he was freed two days early to allow him to attend his brother’s wedding on Wednesday. […]