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Pathologist: Al-Sharif would have been alive if not shot in the head

NAZARETH, (PIC)– An Israeli pathologist has testified that Abdul-Fattah al-Sharif, who was killed in cold blood by an Israeli soldier in al-Khalil last March, would have survived had he not taken a bullet to his head. “The other bruises and damage were not lethal, not immediately, pathologist Hadas Gips told a judge on Thursday. “Had he received medical care immediately he would almost certainly have survived. Even without it, the deceased might have survived.” Elor Azaria, who killed al-Sharif, is being tried in a military court in Jaffa on a charge of manslaughter. He has pleaded not guilty. His commander also testified yesterday that the victim had posed no danger to anyone in the moments before he was killed, and that there was no justification for shooting him again. Last April, a Palestinian pathologist also said that the gunshot wound to the head caused the death of al-Sharif. Recently, the B’Tselem rights group revealed that another attacker in the same incident was also shot in the head by an Israeli soldier. This prompted the military advocate general to order an investigation into the claim.

(Source / 17.06.2016)

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