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Israeli soldier who shot dead prone Palestinian guilty of manslaughter

TEL AVIV: An Israeli soldier who shot dead a wounded Palestinian assailant as he lay on the ground posing no apparent threat was convicted of manslaughter on Wednesday after a trial that deeply divided the country. Sentencing is expected at a later date. He faces up to 20 years in prison. The soldier, Elor Azaria, had been on trial for manslaughter in a military court since May, with right-wing politicians defending him despite top army brass harshly condemning the killing. Judge Colonel Maya Heller spent more than…

Israeli soldier killed in Lebanese sniper attack

An Israeli soldier was killed on Sunday when a Lebanese sniper opened fire in a normally quiet area of the border between the two countries, and a U.N. peacekeeping force said it was working with both sides to keep the incident from escalating. Israel's military said in a statement that a sniper from the Lebanese Armed Forces had shot at an Israeli vehicle driving near the Rosh Hanikra border crossing. Israel has lodged a complaint with the U.N. force in southern Lebanon and had heightened its state of preparedness along…