Israeli forces shot and killed, on Tuesday night, a Palestinian child, and injured dozens more civilians, including one in critical condition, during a military incursion into the northern occupied West Bank city of Nablus, the Ministry of Health confirmed.
Sources stated that a large army force invaded the eastern part of Nablus city, accompanied by a military bulldozer, to provide protection for dozens of illegal colonial settlers who later stormed the area of Joseph’s Tomb.
Local Palestinian youths protested the invasion and armed Palestinian resistance fighters exchanged fire with the invading army.
The occupation army responded by firing live rounds, concussion grenades, rubber-coated steel rounds, and tear gas canisters, killing a child and injuring dozens of civilians.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced that Ahmed Amjad Shehadeh, 16, died of serious wounds, after the army shot him in the heart with live ammunition.
The Ministry added that five young men arrived at Rafidia Governmental Hospital in Nablus with live gunshot wounds, two of whom were in serious condition.
The critically injured child was declared deceased soon after arrival to hospital.
Israeli forces shot and critically injured another young man in the abdomen, in addition to shooting one in the hand, one in the leg, and another was hit in the head with a concussion grenade.
Sources added that dozens of Palestinian civilians suffered the toxic effects of tear gas inhalation.
According to Ahmed Jibril, the director of the Nablus Emergency Department of the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS), 10 young men were injured with live rounds and 22 were shot with rubber-coated steel rounds, and 75 suffered inhalation injuries.
Jibril added that the army opened fire with live rounds towards a PRCS ambulance that was present at the scene to provide treatment to casualties.