ANALYSIS: Will court find Hebron shooter innocent or guilty?

Despite taking a surprising beating about the quality of its evidence at both the trial court and appeals court levels in the pre-indictment hearings, the IDF Prosecution stuck to its guns and indicted “Hebron shooter” Sgt. Elor Azaria for manslaughter of Palestinian terrorist Abdel Fatah al-Sharif, and not the lesser charge of negligent homicide.

Though such a serious charge for shooting a Palestinian as part of the conflict is not a first, it is extremely rare, with even the negligent homicide charge being rare.


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