Palestinian sources in Qalqilia, in the northern part of the West Bank,
reported that a senior Hamas leader was moderately injured after
unknown gunmen opened fire at him earlier on Thursday at dawn.
The sources stated that Sheikh Riyadh Walweel was heading to the mosque for dawn prayers when he was shot and injured
He was hit by four rounds of live ammunition in his foot and arm.
Several residents rushed to the scene and called medics who moved Sheikh Walweel to a local hospital in Nablus.
The gunmen fled the scene directly firing at Walweel.
In a separate incident that took place in Qalqilia on Wednesday at night, unknown vandals burnt a vehicle that belongs to the International Red Cross Society as it was parked in one of the neighborhoods where a Red Cross official lives, close to the City's playground.
On Tuesday, unknown gunmen abducted two Italian citizens, working with the International Committee of the Red Cross, in Khan Younis in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
The two were safely released ten hours later after mediation from Fateh and the Islamic Jihad.