Israeli forces shot Palestinian man on an alleged stabbing attempt at an intersection near Gush Etzion settlements bloc, south Bethlehem, leaving him in a critical condition.
Local sources said Israeli soldiers opened fire at Mohammad Kamal Blu, 27, a resident of Beit Fajjar town, near the junction, critically injuring him. No Israeli casualties were reported though.
The soldiers prevented Palestinian medics from approaching the scene and left the Palestinian man bleeding on the ground.
Israeli media reported that the man was in severe condition and subsequently taken to Shaare Zedek Hospital in West Jerusalem.
Photos published by Israeli media show the man lying motionless on the ground.