A suspected shooting attack was reported in the town of Karmel, located south of Hebron, on Thursday night, with a shelter in place order issued for residents.
One Israeli was injured moderately in the incident and transferred to the hospital by Magen David Adom (MDA). The IDF is conducting a manhunt for the suspected terrorist.
Roads in the area were closed and settlements in the area were put under lockdown.
MDA paramedic Elad Pass stated that "the wounded man, a young man about 18 years old, was fully conscious and suffered gunshot wounds to his upper body. He spoke to us and communicated with us. We put him in an intensive care unit during medical treatment that included dressing and stopping bleeding and evacuated him to the hospital as his condition was moderate and stable. Large forces are still in place and ready to provide medical treatment if necessary."
The Har Hevron Regional Council head Yohai Damari stated in a video on Thursday night that it seems that a terrorist cell fired into the settlement from outside the settlement, before running from the scene.
"I turn to the chief of staff and call on him to bring in additional brigades - especially ahead of the holidays. There was more security in the past," Damari told Army Radio.
Hamas spokesperson Hazem Qassem responded to the suspected attack on Thursday night, stating "From the north of the West Bank in Jenin al-Qassam, to its south in Khalil al-Rahman, the rebellious youth in the West Bank continue their fight against the occupation army and its settlers."
"The operation in the Carmel settlement, south of Hebron, is a continuation of our people’s response to the Zionist aggression on al-Aqsa Mosque, and the crimes of the occupation."
Wave of shooting attacks in recent weeks
The incident comes amid a wave of shooting attacks in recent weeks.
On Wednesday, IDF Maj. Bar Falah was killed by two Palestinian terrorists in a firefight near the Jalamah crossing.
Earlier this month, a number of soldiers were injured after Palestinian terrorists opened fire on a bus carrying soldiers in the Jordan Valley. Last week, a Palestinian carrying a submachine gun and explosives and planning a terrorist attack in Tel Aviv was caught in Jaffa.
This is a developing story.