Israeli forces shot a Palestinian child, on Sunday evening, and injured several others, in the town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron in the southern occupied West Bank.

Media sources said that occupation forces stormed Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, sparking protests among local Palestinian youths.

Soldiers opened fire with live ammunition and tear gas canisters, shooting a child with live rounds and causing many others to suffer the toxic effects of tear gas inhalation.

According to the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), a 16-year-old child was shot in the back with live rounds; their ambulance crews transported the wounded child to hospital.

In related news, occupation forces shot five Palestinians, including a child, during a colonizer attack in the village of Orif, south of Nablus in the northern West Bank.