Israeli soldiers shot, Wednesday evening, a young Palestinian man near Bab al-Qattanin, one of the gates of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in the occupied capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

Media sources said the soldiers shot the young man before taking him away, adding that the extent of his injuries remains unknown.

They added that the soldiers were extensively deployed in the Old City and closed all its gates, in addition to surrounding and isolating the Al-Aqsa Mosque, preventing the Palestinians from entering or leaving the holy site.

In a very brief statement, the Israeli army claimed the soldiers shot the Palestinian after he “attempted to stab them.”

The soldiers also assaulted and abducted a young man in the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.