A 17-year-old Palestinian was lightly wounded in the leg when he was shot by soldiers in Silwad, north of Ramallah, Friday after they mistook a toy gun he was brandishing as a real one.
According to the army, soldiers positioned above the village spotted the Palestinian shooting on road 60. A patrol reached the area and received a report from an Israeli motorist claiming she heard gunfire. Soldiers then spotted the Palestinian and shot him in the leg. He was taken by the IDF to an Israeli hospital. Following an initial inquiry, it became apparent that the gun was a toy cap pistol.