Israeli occupation soldiers shot dead, on Wednesday night, a Palestinian child in the northwestern part of the occupied West Bank, the Ministry of Health confirmed.

The army invaded the “Al-Naqqar neighborhood” in the western part Qalqilia, sparking protests among local Palestinian youths,

Soldiers responded to the protests by firing live ammunition, rubber-coated steel rounds, tear gas canisters, and concussion grenades at citizens and their homes.

The Ministry of Health, in a brief statement, that a Palestinian child Fares Sharhabeel Abu Samra, 14, was critically wounded after soldiers shot him in the head with live ammunition.

The severely injured child was transported to the Qalqilia Governmental Hospital, where doctors pronounced him deceased as a result of a critical gunshot wound to the head.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health data shows that 202 people have been killed by the Israeli forces in 2023, including 37 children.

Earlier on Wednesday, Israeli forces shot and killed, a Palestinian young man in the Al-Ein refugee camp, in the northern occupied West Bank city of Nablus.

The Ministry of Health announced that Muhammad Abdul Hakim Naim Nada, 23, succumbed to a critical live bullet wound to the chest.

On Tuesday, occupation soldiers shot dead three Palestinian young men after an exchange of fire south of the northern occupied West Bank city of Nablus.

The slain men were identified as Noureddine Tayseer Al-Ardah, 32, Montaser Bahjat Ali Salama, 33, and Saad Maher Al-Kharraz, 43.