Army claims the teen was attempting to damage the separation barrier; his family says he was foraging for plants.
The Israeli military spokesperson said the young man was attempting to damage the separation barrier, Ynet reported. His family asserted `he was picking plants for cooking, according to Ma’an.
The army claimed it first shot in the air and then at the young man’s lower extremities. Nevertheless, this is a case of soldiers using lethal force on a teenager suspected of vandalism.
The Ma’an news agency identified the young man as 15-year-old Yousef Nayif Yousef Sawamrah Abu Akar, from the village of Deir al-Asal al-Fauqa.