An Israeli soldier who shot dead a wounded Palestinian assailant has begun serving time in a military prison following one of the most divisive trials in Israel’s history.
As he arrived, Elor Azaria was surrounded by a crowd of supporters who’d turned out to protest.
The 21-year-old former army conscript’s manslaughter conviction and 18-month sentence were upheld by a military appeals court last month.
The events in Hebron in March last year were caught on video by a Palestinian human rights activist. Abdel Fattah al-Sharif had already been shot having reportedly tried to stab two soldiers.