The young Palestinian man was shot by IOF

Young Palestinian man shot by IOF in Jordan Valley

PNN / Jordan Valley /

A young Palestinian man was shot by IOF soldiers on Friday morning in Jordan Valley. He is now in a critical condition, an IOF spokesperson confirms.

According to Israeli newspapers, the young man opened fire at the IOF soldiers near the Al-Hamra checkpoint, to which they responded with live bullets. None of the soldiers were injured.

The Palestinian man, who according to Yedioth Ahronoth was somewhere in his twenties, was taken to a nearby hospital.

The area was closed to traffic, as the IOF feared that the Palestinian man, who arrived at the scene in a car, had concealed explosives.

(Updated at 12.30 and 13.30)