Tuesday, 14 August 2012 02:48

“Israeli” soldier sentenced to 45 days for killing Palestinian mother, her daughter

"Israeli" soldier sentenced to 45 days for killing Palestinian mother, her daughter

 

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) — A Jaffa military court approved a plea bargain reached between the prosecution and Staff Sgt. S., a Givati Brigade soldier who was indicted in 2010 for shooting a 64-year-old Palestinian woman and her 35-year-old daughter to death.

The plea bargain included reducing the charges against the former soldier from manslaughter to illegal use of firearms. S. received a reduced sentence of 45 days in prison after pleading guilty.

The incident was recalled in the United Nations-initiated Goldstone Report into Israel’s crimes during the 2008-2009 aggression on Gaza Strip.

The court approved the defense team’s claims that there was no evidence that the women died in this incident.

The Goldstone Report, issued in September 2009, accused Israel of deliberately targeting civilians in Gaza during its aggression. However, Goldstone retracted this accusation in April 2011.—http://www.shafaqna.com/english

 

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