Local sources reported on Thursday evening that a Palestinian youth was shot and wounded by Israeli military fire at the Atara Roadblock, north of central West Bank city of Ramallah. The sources said that undercover forces of the Israeli military ambushed a vehicle at the roadblock at opened fire at two youths wounding one. The two were kidnapped and were taken to an unknown destination.

The Israeli army claimed that the soldiers attempted to kidnap a resident but he refused to adhere to the soldiers’ demands to stop.

The army added that the youth was shot “after he attempted to flee the scene”.

He was moved by an Israeli ambulance to the Tel Hashomer Hospital in the center of the country.