Israeli soldiers fired, on Monday evening, at several children in Al Mogheer village, near the West Bank city of Ramallah killing a nine-year old child, and injuring another.
Troops transferred the injured child to an Israeli hospital via helicopter.
An Israeli military source claimed that soldiers initially thought that the children were fighters placing an explosive charge on a road close to Shilo settlement, near Ramallah.
A Palestinian security source accused the settlers of firing at the children while they were playing near the main road which leads to the settlement.
The Palestinian District Coordination Office (DCO) contacted the Israeli DCO in order to arrange the handing of the child’s body.