A Palestinian man was detained after he allegedly threw a glass at Israeli police officers, who responded by opening fire, the army said Sunday.
The incident took place near the West Bank city of Hebron on Saturday night and the suspect was taken to the military hospital in Ramallah, where he was listed in serious condition, the military said.
The soldiers opened fire when the suspect allegedly threw the glass at them, causing them to lose sight of him, it said.
The incident took down the Israeli-Palestinian peace process in the volatile region.
The Israeli military said in a statement that the officers were acting in self-defense when they opened fire.
The statement did not say who was injured.
In October, two Israeli soldiers were shot dead in the West on suspicion of throwing stones at police officers during a protest in Hebron.
Israeli authorities said the suspects were trying to flee the city during the unrest.
After the killing of the Israeli soldier, hundreds of Palestinians protested in Hebrons streets.
In a video posted by the Palestinian Prisoners Club, a group of Palestinians said the soldiers’ killing “sends a message that we will not stop until we get justice and security for our brothers and sisters in Hebrone.”
The two officers, from the 1st Battalion of the Golani Brigade, were among the Palestinian security forces who were deployed to Hebron to enforce a curfew.
The video showed them carrying their weapons.