Israeli soldier who shot Palestinian facing manslaughter

An Israeli soldier (C) who was suspended after being caught on video shooting a wounded Palestinian assailant in the head as he lay on the ground, appears in a military court on March 29, 2016An Israeli soldier caught on video shooting a wounded Palestinian assailant in the head as he lay on the ground is being investigated for manslaughter and not murder, the military said Thursday. Prosecutors had reportedly first considered a murder charge against the 19-year-old soldier, but told a military court during a hearing Thursday that they were investigating him for manslaughter, Israeli media reported. An Israeli military spokesman confirmed the reports to AFP.

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