Palestinian injured by Israeli army fire in W. Bank
Israeli soldiers shot Palestinian man at military checkpoint in northern West Bank, says Health Ministry
NABLUS, West Bank
A Palestinian man was seriously injured by Israeli gunfire in the occupied West Bank on Saturday, according to the health ministry.
In a statement, the ministry said Israeli soldiers shot the man at the Zaatara military checkpoint, to south of Nablus in the northern West Bank.
The ministry said the injured Palestinian was in a serious condition.
It remains unclear why the soldiers opened fire on the Palestinian.
The Israeli military has yet to issue a statement on the incident.
Similar incidents took place in the West Bank in the past with the Israeli military citing stabbing attempts by Palestinians as a reason for opening fire.