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>> A mother's embrace still able to provoke a smile, despite the court setting and a sentencing for man slaughter. Israeli soldier Elor Azaria sentenced to 18 months jail time on Tuesday for killing a Palestinian assailant lying wounded on the ground. A conclusion to a highly polarizing case, but a sentence far less than prosecutors requested.
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>> Many people expected a sentence of somewhere between three to five years, and that's what the prosecution was asking for. There's been uproar from Palestinian officials calling it racist, an immoral sentence.>> The 20 year old was serving as an Army medic when he shot at Abel El Fattah Al-Sharif in the head as he lay wounded in March last year.
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Al-Sharif had stabbed an Israeli in the Hebron region and was shot by troops in response during a wave of Palestinian street attacks on Israelis. Azaria was convicted of manslaughter in January, a charge that can carry a sentence of up to 20 years.>> Politics has been divided to with many politicians siding with the soldier, recognizing that many Israelis support his case.
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And the likelihood is the ramifications of this are gonna continue for some days if not longer, because from the Palestinian point of view, they see it as a miscarriage of justice.>> The case stirring public controversy from the start, and triggering debate about whether the military is out of touch with public attitudes.