Israeli soldiers shot, on Tuesday at night, a Palestinian teenage boy near the Halhoul Bridge area, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

The Israeli army claimed the soldiers shot the teen after he “tried to hurl a Molotov cocktail” at the military tower in the area.

The injured teen, identified as Mo’men al-Atrash, 17, was abducted by the soldiers before he was transferred to Soroka Israeli medical center in Beersheba (Be’er as-Sabe’) after suffering a moderate gunshot wound to the leg.

In related news, the Israeli army said a soldier, 19 years of age, was injured when he was struck by a Palestinian car in northern West Bank and added that it is investigating whether the incident was a “traffic accident or a deliberate attack”.