Soldiers heard in video footage cheering as a Palestinian is shot during Gaza border clashes will be disciplined, Israel's military has said.
An initial probe shows the video was taken in December during "violent riots", it said.
The footage emerged on Monday appearing to show a soldier shooting a Palestinian near the Gaza fence, while other soldiers are heard cheering when he falls.
IDF investigating grim video of troops cheering as sniper shoots Palestinian near Gaza fence
Army says video apparently filmed several months ago, not during recent protests (Obviously that doesn't make it any less sick, just a detail)https://t.co/SloOP0LkY5 via @timesofisrael pic.twitter.com/YWIMmEOfEV— Judah Ari Gross (@JudahAriGross) April 9, 2018
The military said the man was a main instigator in the clashes and was shot in the leg and wounded.
It said the troops' behaviour does not reflect the army's values and they will be dealt with "accordingly".
Islamic militant group Hamas, which rules Gaza, is currently leading a campaign of mass protests at the border and 26 Palestinians have been killed since it began two weeks ago.
- Digital Desk and Press Association