Israeli soldiers shot and killed, on Thursday evening, a Palestinian child near Husan adjacent to the West Bank city of Bethlehem.

An Israeli military source claimed that soldiers shot Akram Za’loul, 16, after he hurled Molotov cocktails at settlers’ vehicles driving on the bypass road which lead to the settlement of Yateer and Betar Eleen.

Za’loul suffered several gunshot injuries fired by the soldiers who abducted his body and left the area. Israeli military doctor confirmed the death of the child and informed the Palestinian side that soldiers will transfer the body to the Palestinian district coordination office soon.

An Israeli military source claimed that soldiers found three Molotov cocktails near the body of the child.