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12-year-old Palestinian boy said hit by IDF gunfire, is in critical condition

A 12-year-old Palestinian boy is in critical condition after being shot with live bullets near Beit Amr, a West Bank town near Hebron, the Palestinian Authority Health Ministry reports.

Palestinian media report that the boy was shot by Israeli soldiers while sitting in a car near the entrance to his town. The PA Health Ministry, unusually, did not itself specify whether the boy — identified by Palestinian media as Mohammad al-Alaami — had been shot by soldiers or not.

The Israel Defense Forces says it is looking into the incident.

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