An Israeli soldier who was filmed shooting and killing a fleeing Palestinian teenager, in 2015, has been promoted to the command of the Nahal Brigade.
Colonel Yisrael Shomer shot Muhammed ali-Kosba after the seventeen-year-old from the Qalandiah refugee camp, in Jerusalem, had thrown a rock at Shomerâs vehicle, near the occupied West Bank village of A-Ram
According to Haaretz, an investigation found that Shomer had acted âaccordingÂ to the procedure for arresting a suspect â which, according to the Military Police, included firing a warning shot into the air followed by two bullets aimed at the teenâs legs.â
Despite this, theÂ chief military prosecutor closed the case, deeming the officer to have acted appropriately.
Shomerâs promotion was announced on Monday,Â as part of a series of military personnel promotions.