Israeli forces have reportedly opened fire on a Palestinian family on the outskirts of Ramallah, killing two children and wounding nine others.
The incident took place in the town of Duma, a few kilometers (miles) south of the Old City, according to local media.
An AFP reporter at the scene said the incident was “heavily” under investigation.
The Israeli army said the army would not confirm the incident or provide details, but the army said that the families of the victims would be brought to the Israeli military’s headquarters in Tel Aviv for further investigation.
Local media reports quoted the families as saying they had been killed by “militants” after the army opened fire at their vehicle and opened fire again at their homes.
The military said the IDF had launched a series of airstrikes against the area.
The army said it was looking into the incident and had launched investigations into the circumstances surrounding the shooting, which the army referred to as a “targeted attack.”
Palestinian medics said they received reports of the shooting at about 1:30 a.m. local time, adding that two children were wounded.
The Palestinian health ministry said the two children, aged six and four, had been wounded in the leg and were in stable condition.
The ministry said it had taken the two injured children to a local hospital.
The IDF did not immediately respond to a request for comment on whether the families had been brought to a military medical facility.
AFP contributed to this report.