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Israeli soldier convicted in shooting moved to house arrest

AP  |  Jerusalem 

Israel's military says a soldier sentenced to 18 months in prison for the fatal shooting of a wounded Palestinian attacker will be placed under house arrest ahead of his appeal later this month.

Sgt Elor Azaria was captured on video fatally shooting a Palestinian who was wounded after stabbing a soldier in the West last year. The case divided Israel, where military service is compulsory.

Israel's top generals pushed for prosecution, saying Azaria violated the military's code of ethics, while large segments of the public, including politicians on Israel's nationalist right, sided with the soldier.

He has been in custody since he was sentenced in February. The military said today he would be placed under house arrest later this week.

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First Published: Mon, July 17 2017. 16:48 IST