Israeli soldiers opened fire, on Wednesday night, at Palestinians, in the southern occupied West Bank town of Surif, injuring one young man, according to Palestinian security sources.

Sources told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli forces fired live rounds at Palestinians in Surif town, striking a 16-year-old child in the chest.

The injured youth was transferred to a local hospital, in critical condition, undergoing emergency surgery.

It is unclear what the justification was for the occupation army’s firing of live rounds.