On Saturday, Israeli soldiers shot a Palestinian child with a live round to the head, in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied capital, Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

Media sources said several army and police vehicles invaded the Al-Wista neighborhood in Silwan, leading to protests.

The soldiers fired several live rounds, wounding a child, Abdul-Rahman Amer Zaghal, 15 years of age, in the head before he was rushed to Hadassah Ein Karem Hospital in Jerusalem.

Firas Al-Jebrini, a lawyer with the Wadi Hilweh Information Center In Silwan (Silwanic), said the child underwent surgery to the head and is currently in stable condition, hooked to a respiratory machine at the Pediatrics’ Intensive Care Unit.

Al-Jebrini stated that he managed to see the child after he underwent surgery and said that a soldier shot Abdul-Rahman with a live round in the head and added that the bullet struck his skull above the left eye.

He also said that the Israeli army intends to file charges against the child despite his gunshot wound to the head.

The wounded child’s uncle, Nabil Sharha, denied Israeli military allegations that his nephew was carrying a Molotov cocktail and added that he was heading to the store to buy bread for the family when the soldiers shot him.

Nabil added that the child was only carrying ten shekels in his hand when the army stormed the area and fired sporadic rounds of live fire at Palestinians, protesting the invasion, and in several other directions.

In related news, the soldiers invaded Anata town, northeast of Jerusalem, and shot a young man in the Salam Suburb.