The appeal of a former Israeli soldier who was sentenced to 18 months’ in prison for killing a wounded and incapacitated Palestinian assailant in the West Bank city of Hebron, has been rejected. Elor Azaria appealed in March against a manslaughter conviction that could have sent him to jail for a maximum 20-year term, saying that he had acted in line with defence doctrines. Three of Elor Azaria’s defence attorneys said after the appeal was announced that they were quitting.

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