Israeli forces shot and injured, on Sunday evening, two Palestinian teens near Ras Karkar village, west of Bethlehem in the southern occupied West Bank, according to local sources.

Palestinian youths protested the presence of the occupation army in the “Ain Ayoub” area near Ras Karkar village which prompted soldiers to open live fire at the civilians.

Soldiers shot and moderately injured two Palestinian children, both 17-years-old, in their feet with live rounds.

Sources added that the conditions of the two injured boys, whose identities were not released at the time of this report, were described as stable.

It is important to mention that Israeli forces have killed 95 Palestinians, 17 of whom were children, since the beginning of the year.