IDF reducing charge from murder to manslaughter for soldier who shot wounded terrorist

In a dramatic opening to Thursday’s IDF court hearing over whether to release or keep in custody the soldier who shot a Palestinian in Hebron last week, IDF Prosecutor Lt. Col. Edoram Rigler said that they were reducing the expected charge from murder to manslaughter.

At the same time, Rigler told IDF Lt. Col. Judge Ronen Shor, at the hearing in Kastina near Ashdod, that they felt highly confident they would get a conviction for manslaughter, which carries heavy jail time.


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