Elor Azaria has no regrets for eliminating a Muslim terrorist in Hevron: I’d Do It Again
Former Israeli soldier Elor Azaria, who eliminated a Muslim terrorist in Hevron says he “has no regrets” in his first interview since leaving prison three months ago.
Elor Azaria told the Hebrew-language daily Israel Hayom on Wednesday that if he could relive the March 2016 terror attack in the city of Hevron, “I would act exactly the same, because that’s how I needed to act.”
Azaria served two-thirds of a 14-month reduced sentence after being convicted of manslaughter.
The combat medic was filmed shooting a Muslim terrorist after being neutralized during a stabbing attack.
Israel’s military pushed for his prosecution, saying Azaria violated its ethics. Azaria says in the interview that the IDF abandoned him, echoing sentiments of many Israelis.