Teen shot in West Bank by Israeli military, activists say
updated 6:18 AM EST, Tue January 15, 2013
- An activist group says the Palestinian teen was ambushed and shot four times
- The Israeli military says it appears some Palestinians were trying to infiltrate Israel
- An investigation is underway, the Israeli military says
(CNN) -- A Palestinian teen was shot and killed by the Israeli military in West Bank on Tuesday, an activist group said.
But the Israeli military gave a different account of what happened.
The 16-year-old teen was in Budrus, northwest of Ramallah, when he was "ambushed," said Ayad Mrar, a leader of the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee -- a Palestianian activist group.
He "was walking with his friends to enjoy the weather on the last day of mid-terms and was ambushed by the Israeli military and shot four times," Mrar said.
The Israeli military said it was investigating reports of a casualty.
"An initial examination suggests that a short while ago, several Palestinians approached the security fence in the village of Budrus and damaged the fence," a military spokesman said, "basically attempting infiltration into Israel. (Israeli) soldiers at the scene responded immediately in order to secure the area and prevent infiltration."
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