Mar. 25, 2016
New video emerges in case of soldier who killed wounded terrorist on Thursday. Witness backs up soldier’s claims.
UN demands ‘swift justice’ after ‘gruesome’ killing of terrorist
The IDF soldier who was filmed shooting a Palestinian terroristThursday while he lay on the ground said: “I did the right thing at the right time in order to prevent anything else bad from happening.” The soldier added that he feared that the terrorist, who had already succeeded in stabbing another soldier, was going to try to attack other soldiers. “He wore a thick coat and therefore I feared that he would stand and detonate an explosive belt.”
IDF Spokesperson Moti Almoz said the soldier had been detained and will remain in custody until the conclusion of the investigations being conducted by military police. Almoz also emphasized that until proven guilty, the soldier would be regarded as innocent. (Maariv Hashavua-Jerusalem Post via Daily Alert)