On Sept. 9 2016, a soldier shot a flare bomb directly at ‘Abd a-Rahman a-Dabagh, 15, who was protesting in Gaza near the fence with Israel, killing. Video footage captured his face burning afterwards, yet the military denied the shooting. B’Tselem’s investigation found that the teen had posed no danger at the time. Flare bombs are not meant to be fired directly at people. Since October 2015, Israeli forces have killed 20 Palestinians in demonstrations near the Gaza fence.