On Wednesday dawn, a large Israeli army force invaded the Balata refugee camp, east of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, leading to protests, before the soldiers shot two Palestinians, including one who suffered life-threatening wounds.

In a statement, the Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed the soldiers shot the two young men and said one of them was shot in the head.

It added that the Israeli army bullet struck the Palestinian behind his ear and exited through his mouth, and stated that the young man was rushed to surgery and is currently at the Intensive Care Unit in critical condition.

The second Palestinian was shot with two live rounds in his right arm and suffered moderate-but-stable wounds.

Furthermore, Palestinian sources said resistance fighters exchanged fire with Israeli soldiers in Balata and near Joseph’s Tomb.