Israeli soldier who shot Palestinian in head appears in court

Israeli soldiers remove the body of a Palestinian assailant who was allegedly shot in head by an Israeli soldier, in the West Bank town of Hebron on March 24, 2016Prosecutors were seeking to extend the remand of the soldier until April 7 in a case that has gripped the country and sparked political tensions, and the judge decided that he be kept in custody until Thursday. The protesters called for the soldier’s release despite video footage shared widely online showing him shooting the Palestinian in the head without any apparent provocation. Military top brass have strongly condemned his behaviour and Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon has pledged that the incident will be treated with “utmost severity”.

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