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Israel: Thousands demand the release of Israeli soldier who shot Palestinian01:47

Israel: Thousands demand the release of Israeli soldier who shot Palestinian

Israel, Tel-Aviv
April 19, 2016 at 16:21 GMT +00:00 · Published

Around 2,000 protesters gathered at Rabin square in Tel-Aviv on Tuesday, to support Israeli soldier Elor Azaria who shot a Palestinian man in Hebron one month ago. The rally was held the day after the Azaria was charge by a military court in Jaffa.

Protesters waved Israeli flags and held signs demanding the release of Azaria. One protester said “Anyone who is attacking a soldier, not a civilian, but a soldier in uniform must be killed on spot."

The incident took place a month ago, when two Palestinian men fought with two Israeli soldiers at Jilbar checkpoint, in Hebron. During the incident, one man was killed and another was injured. Azaria claimed to have shot the Palestinian in self-defence after he allegedly possessed an explosive device.

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Around 2,000 protesters gathered at Rabin square in Tel-Aviv on Tuesday, to support Israeli soldier Elor Azaria who shot a Palestinian man in Hebron one month ago. The rally was held the day after the Azaria was charge by a military court in Jaffa.

Protesters waved Israeli flags and held signs demanding the release of Azaria. One protester said “Anyone who is attacking a soldier, not a civilian, but a soldier in uniform must be killed on spot."

The incident took place a month ago, when two Palestinian men fought with two Israeli soldiers at Jilbar checkpoint, in Hebron. During the incident, one man was killed and another was injured. Azaria claimed to have shot the Palestinian in self-defence after he allegedly possessed an explosive device.

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