A Palestinian child was shot and killed, on Tuesday night, after an alleged stabbing attempt, near Al-Samou’ town, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, the Ministry of Health confirmed.

The Public Authority for Civil Affairs informed the Ministry of the shooting death of the child near the illegal settlement outpost of “Eshtemoa”, located west of the town.

The Ministry identified the slain child as Muhammad Farid Shawqi Al-Zaarir, 15, a ninth grade student, stating that the child was shot and killed by Israeli occupation forces.

A video on social media shows what appears to be a civilian holding a gun, while an injured person lays on the ground, as a soldier stands watching.

Security sources said that occupation forces denied the injured child of medical treatment by blocking ambulance crews from approaching him.

Israeli Army Radio claimed that an army officer shot the child, after he allegedly attempted to stab a soldier with a knife.

At the time of writing of this report, it is unclear whether or not the army confiscated the body of the slain child.

There were no reports of any injuries among the Israeli army.

[Video from Palestine TV]