Israeli forces shot a 17-year-old Palestinian in the chest as clashes erupted throughout the Hebron area on Wednesday, medics said.Medical sources identified the teen as Bare’ Ismael Shalash, who was shot and injured in the town of Beit Awwa west of Hebron.
The Palestinian ministry of health told said that his condition was stable after undergoing an operation in al-Ahli Hospital.
The bullet went through his chest to his spine, the ministry added.
Twelve Palestinians were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets in clashes with Israeli forces in Surif north of Hebron.
Clashes also broke out in al-Arrub Refugee Camp and Bani Naim, locals said .
An Israeli army spokesperson said that “earlier today a violent riot of approximately 100 people” threw Molotov cocktails and rolled burning tires at Israeli forces.
The spokesperson said that the forces “identified a perpetrator in the crowd throwing a Molotov cocktail and opened fire, confirming one hit.”
On Tuesday over 400 Palestinians were injured during clashes in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, at least 31 of whom were shot with live fire, according to the Red Crescent.