Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, a Palestinian near the junction of Efrat illegal colony, which was built on stolen Palestinian lands, south of Bethlehem, south of the occupied Palestinian capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

Palestinian sources said the soldiers fired several live rounds at the Palestinian and injured him.

In a very brief statement, the Israeli army claimed it “neutralized” a Palestinian who allegedly “attempted a stabbing attack.”

Israeli sources said the Palestinians suffered serious wounds; the army did not release further information about the incident.