Israeli soldier handed one month community service for killing of Gaza teenager

Unnamed soldier is first to be sentenced in Israeli military probe into Gaza killings

A boy is carried away by a rescue worker during the Gaza protest on Friday ( REUTERS )

An Israeli soldier who shot dead a Palestinian minor in Gaza has been sentenced to a month of military community service and demoted to the rank of private, according to reports.

It marks the first time an Israeli soldier has been sentenced since a slew of criminal investigations were launched by the army over its handling of protests in Gaza.

Othman Ramis Helles was killed during a protest near the Karni crossing east of Gaza City on 13 July 2018.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.