An Israeli military court sentenced a soldier charged of killing a Palestinian resident in Rafah, in the south of the Gaza Strip, to disciplinary measures but did not delay his promotion.

Officer Adam Zousman ordered soldiers under his command to conduct a military march after their group was promoted to a brigade. The soldiers marched along the Rafah borders and were allowed to fire “warning shots”, towards the Palestinian homes in the area.

The soldiers marched near Rafah and Khan Younis and continued firing their live ammunition until they reached their final destination in the Moragh settlement.

One Palestinian child, aged 15 years, was shot dead by military fire during their march.

The army investigated the incident and claimed that there was no connection between the two incidents. Two weeks ago, officer Zousman was charged by the military prosecution for the illegal usage of arms, but it also recommended that his promotion should not be delayed.