The incident occurred in the Deheishe area northwest of Bethlehem. On the night between Monday and Tuesday, a battalion from the Golani brigade was carrying out a security operation when it encountered between 70 to 100 attackers, an IDF source said.
According to an IDF spokeswoman, during the disturbances, blocks, rocks and firebombs were hurled down at soldiers from rooftops. A Golani soldier was struck in the head with a block and was taken to hospital with injuries.
"The force, feeling imminent danger to their lives responded with fire toward an instigator," the spokeswoman added.