Days of Palestine, Jerusalem -Israeli authorities released on Friday the Israeli soldier, who executed wounded Palestinian in Al-Khalil last month.
Israeli sources said the soldier was released to spend Pesach with his family in Ramla; his father went to the military base, where his son is held in Ras al-Ein near Tel Aviv, and took him back home.
Tens of Israelis were waiting for the soldier at the gate of the military base and they welcomed him in massive celebrations and chants supporting him. Some held posters calling for killing more Palestinians.
Four days ago, an Israeli army prosecutor filed a manslaughter indictment at the Jaffa Military Court against the soldier, Sargent Elor Azaria, for killing Abdul-Fattah Sharif, on March 24, 2016, after the Palestinian was already shot and seriously wounded.
Investigations carried out by the army revealed that Sharif was fatally shot eight minutes after his initial injury.
He was left bleeding on the ground for the entire time, until Azaria shot the completely incapacitated Palestinian in the head.
The execution of the wounded Palestinian was caught on tape by a Palestinian videographer, identified as Emad abu-Shamsiyya, who since then started receiving death threats from many Israeli fanatics, for exposing this crime to the world.