The explosion did not lead to any casualties among the soldiers. The body of the slain Palestinian was severely mutilated due to the blast. The Palestinian Red Crescent said its medics rushed to the scene, but Israeli soldiers prevented them from approaching the Palestinian, and declared the area a closed military zone.
The slain Palestinian was later identified Mohammad Nabil Halabiyya, 16 years of age, from Abu Dis town.
On Saturday evening, the Israeli army transferred the body of the 13 year old Roqayya Eid Abu Eid, who was killed, earlier Saturday, by an armed guard of the Israeli settlement Anatot, built on Palestinian lands near Anata, northeat of Jerusalem.