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The serviceman can be seen shooting across the border into the Palestinian territory

On Tuesday, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said a serviceman who shared a video of himself firing into Gaza was sentenced to 10 days in military prison.

“The behavior of the soldier in the video does not meet the standards expected of soldiers and commanders,” the IDF said in a statement quoted by The Times of Israel. Officers concluded the shooting did not comply with open shooting regulations.

The soldier had posted a video of himself on the social media app TikTok in which he can be seen firing into the air towards the Palestinian enclave. The video was apparently filmed by another person and set to music.

He didn’t appear to have a target and the video showed no one on the other side of the border.

The Israeli fence in Gaza is notoriously unstable and there are several incidents each year in which the fence has been damaged or breached by troops from the Palestinian territory.

The area is often the scene of clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces. Dozens of people were injured in August when people demonstrated against the Israeli blockade near the fence, prompting retaliatory fire from the IDF.

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