On 14 May 2021, some 15 Palestinians from Salem went to a road by the village and threw stones at a car coming from the settlement of Elon Moreh. The driver got out and fired several shots at them. Soldiers who arrived fired tear gas, “rubber” bullets and live shots at them. The youths fled to the village while throwing stones at the soldiers. A sniper then shot one in the chest with a 0.22-inch-caliber bullet as he was turning to face the soldiers several dozen meters away – although regulations allow lethal fire only to counter mortal danger.