Several Israeli army jeeps invaded, on Tuesday evening, the town of al-Khader, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and shot a Palestinian child before abducting him.

Media sources said the soldiers invaded the town, and fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs at Palestinian protesters, and surrounding homes.

They added that the soldiers shot Mahmoud Salah Amro, 16, in his legs, before abducting him, and took him to an unknown destination.

The soldiers also closed some surrounding areas, before stopping and searching cars, and interrogated several Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards.