A Gaza youth was shot and wounded by Israeli soldiers, Thursday, following an attack on the security fence in the northern part of the Hamas-ruled area, according to Agence France Presse. Gaza emergency-services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said the victim was a 16-year-old.
A spokeswoman for the Israel Defense Forces said that soldiers identified "a number of suspects" damaging the border fence. She said the soldiers asked them to halt "numerous times but the suspects continued vandalizing the fence." The spokeswoman continued, "Soldiers then resorted to aiming fire at the individuals' lower extremities. Soldiers at the scene reported one hit."