Israeli soldiers shot and critically injured on Friday midday a Palestinian youth from Hebron at the entrance of Kriyat Arba illegal settlement. The Israeli army claimed that the youth tried to stab a soldier and take control of his gun. Palestinian eyewitness assured media that the youth carried no knife of any other sharp objects and that soldiers shot him without any reason.

Local sources said that the injured youth was left bleeding on the ground and that troops did not allow Palestinian medics to provide him with medical help.

Unconfirmed reports say that the injured youth are from Al Ja’bari family and that his home is just at the entrance of the settlement. A group of Israeli settlers attacked Al Ja’bari family home with stones and surrounded the house while family members are still inside.

The Israeli army claimed that on Thursday night another youth stabbed a settler at the enbtrance of the settlement and took his weapon and fled the scene. The army says they are still searching for the attacker.