Israeli soldiers shot, on Tuesday evening, a Palestinian teenage boy near Beit Jala city, west of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said the soldiers shot Hamza Khaled al-Hreimi, 16, in the thigh, before abducting him, and took him to an unknown destination.

They added that a Palestinian ambulance rushed to the scene after the teen was shot, but the soldiers refused to allow the medics to approach him.

The Israeli army claimed the teen “hurled a Molotov cocktail” towards the soldiers before they shot him.