On Saturday evening, Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian in the Al-Ezariyya town, southeast of occupied Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said the Palestinian has been identified as Fayez Khaled Damdoum, 18, and confirmed that the Israeli soldiers shot him with a live round in the neck.

Eyewitnesses said the Israeli soldiers fired live rounds at the slain Palestinian while driving his motorcycle near a local mosque in the town.

Israeli Ynet News claimed that the slain Palestinian “was driving a scooter during an exchange of fire” when the soldiers shot him and alleged that Palestinian protesters also hurled an explosive charge.

Palestinian sources said there were protests in the area, and the soldiers were firing live rounds randomly, killing the young man and seriously wounding another.

The slain Palestinian was not participating in the protests and was passing through the area.