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Statement from the President's Office

04 January 2017

Statement from the President's Office

(Communicated by the President's Spokesperson)


In light of several enquirers the President's Office wishes to clarify:


In accordance with standard practice regarding requests for pardons on this or any case, requests for pardons are dealt with when submitted by the applicant themselves, or by one with power of attorney, or an immediate relative, following a conclusive judicial ruling.


In light of the foregoing, and in relation to the case of the soldier Elor Azaria, in the event that a pardon should be requested, it will be considered by the President in accordance with standard practices and after recommendations from the relevant authorities.