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Netanyahu Cabinet Spars Over Murder Probe of Soldier Who Killed Palestinian Terrorist in Hebron

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, during Sunday's cabinet meeting. Photo:  Screenshot/Facebook.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, during Sunday’s cabinet meeting. Photo: Screenshot/Facebook.

An Israeli army murder inquiry into a soldier’s killing of a supine and wounded Palestinian assailant, the first such legal proceedings in six months of street violence, triggered friction on Sunday within Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet.

Video taken by Israel’s B’Tselem human rights group showed the infantryman firing on Thursday into the head of a Palestinian as he lay on the ground, still moving, in Hebron in the occupied West Bank. Minutes earlier, the Palestinian had stabbed and wounded another soldier.

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