Plea agreement offered the soldier three months of military labour in the fatal shooting of Palestinian man.

Wafa Manasra, the mother of Palestinian Ahmad Manasra, kisses him goodbye at his funeral in the West Bank village of Wad Fokin, near Bethlehem [Nasser Nasser/AP Photo]

An Israeli military tribunal upheld a contentious plea bargain that avoids jail time for a soldier who killed a Palestinian man and seriously wounded another in the occupied West Bank.

The plea deal offered the soldier – who remains unidentified – three months of military labour service for admitting to killing 22-year-old Ahmad Manasra and shooting Alaa Ghayadah at a junction near the West Bank town of Bethlehem in March 2019.

The soldier has claimed he mistook the

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