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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