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IDF soldier Elor Azaria

Will Elor Azaria be allowed to go home next month?

The Military Prison parole board meets next month to decide whether to release the former IDF soldier, who was convicted last year on a charge of manslaughter in the death of an injured terrorist who had stabbed another IDF soldier.


The incident, which took place in Hebron in 2016, led to fierce debates throughout the State of Israel over the rights of terrorists versus the rights of soldiers in the field.

Azaria will stand before the parole board on March 14 to submit a request for early parole based on good behavior.

Azaria entered the prison on August 9, 2017; the earliest time of eligibility for parole should have come up on Feb. 28, according to his attorney, Yoram Sheftel.

However, due to what he referred to as “twisted” technical calculations, the date was moved to March 14.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.