January 2017: Israeli Soldier Convicted of Manslaughter
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of January 2017.
1. Deadly Attack at Istanbul Nightclub 2. French Law: Right to Disconnect 3. Britain's Ivan Rogers Resigns 4. China Issues First-Ever Smog Red Alert 5. Israeli Soldier Convicted of Manslaughter 6. Volkswagen Executive Arrested for Conspiracy 7. Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani Dies
- Israeli Soldier Convicted of Manslaughter
- On Jan. 4, 2017, Israeli soldier Sgt. Elor Azaria is convicted of manslaughter inside the military court in Tel Aviv, Israel. The Israeli military, which has battled foes on all of the country's borders, is now facing a challenge from within: nationalist politicians who are increasingly criticizing the army and bickering with Israel's security establishment. Angry reactions from within Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition to the manslaughter conviction of Sgt. Azaria, who fatally shot an already wounded Palestinian, underscore the growing rift. Netanyahu and other senior Cabinet ministers quickly call for the soldier to be pardoned, in effect undercutting the authority of the military court that convicted the young man.
- Photo source: Heidi Levine, Pool via AP, File
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