A three-year-old Palestinian boy and his father (40) were critically wounded by Israeli gunfire near a West Bank settlement
They are both reported to be in critical condition.
The man was taken to a Palestinian hospital and the boy was reportedly airlifted to Israel’s Sheba hospital after being resuscitated by medics.
The Israeli army claimed the shooting was unintentional, and that the child and his parent were wounded by stray bullets during an alleged attack by Palestinian gunmen on a military post near the settlement.
However, according to residents of Nebi Saleh, a military patrol unit at the entrance to the town opened fire on a car carrying Palestinians when they refused to stop.
Shaky footage taken by a resident reportedly shows the pair badly injured in a parked car outside their home.
An Israeli army spokesperson has said that the military “regrets harm to noncombatants” and that it does “everything in its power to prevent such incidents”.