Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinians protesting the army invasion of al-Biereh city, north of occupied Jerusalem in the central West Bank, injuring two teenagers, one of them seriously, the Palestinian News and Information Agency (WAFA) reported.

Occupation forces stormed al-Biereh city, which prompted local Palestinian youths to resist, soldiers in turn opened fire with rubber-coated steel rounds and tear gas canisters, striking two children, both aged 16, with rubber-coated steel rounds.

One of the injured teens, who was struck in the head with a steel bullet, was rushed to Palestine Medical Center in Ramallah for emergency surgery.

The condition of the child, who was not identified at the time of this report, was described as serious.

During the army invasion, soldiers stormed many civilian homes, no detentions were reported.

In related context, the army, on Friday, shot and killed a 13 year old Palestinian child, identified as Mohammad Da’das in Deir al-Hatab village, east of Nablus in the northern occupied West Bank.

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The slain child Muhammad Da’das, 13, from the new Askar refugee camp [Photo: Palestine TV]