Hours after the Israeli army killed a Palestinian child in the Al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, Israeli soldiers shot at least four Palestinian and caused dozens to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

The army invaded the at-Tal area in the Old City of Al-Khader, leading to protests before the soldiers attacked the Palestinians with live fire, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs.

Medical sources said the soldiers shot a young man with a live round in the leg and three with rubber-coated steel bullets.

They added that many Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, cuts, and bruises.

The invasion into the town came just hours after Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian child, Zeid Mohammad Ghneim, 16, after shooting him with three live rounds in the chest.

Palestinian medics rushed the child to the al- Yamamah hospital in the Al-Khader town, where he succumbed to his serious wounds.