The French are among the largest contingent of volunteers in the Israeli army, but if the Palestinians take Israel to the ICC that could change
On 4 January, Franco-Israeli Elor Azaria, a sergeant in the Israeli army, was found guilty by a military court of voluntary manslaughter.
On 24 March 2016, he was filmed shooting Abdel Fattah al-Sharif, a 21-year-old Palestinian who had just participated in a knife attack on Israeli soldiers near the settlement of Tel Rumeida, in Hebron. Al-Sharif was lying on the ground, shot and wounded, when Azaria shot him in the head and killed him.
The ruling is once again fuelling debate on the participation of French citizens in the Israeli…
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