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Israel Defense Forces soldiers shot and critically wounded a Palestinian who threw a fire bomb at them near Ramallah.

The incident took place close to the village of Jilabun. The man was taken to a Palestinian hospital for treatment.

Troops from the same unit, part of the Kfir infantry brigade's Lavi battalion, on Tuesday shot dead a 17-year-old Palestinian who tried to throw a fire bomb at the West Bank settlement of Beit El.

Soldiers found next to the teen's body a cache of 10 other fire bombs, which he apparently planned on hurling at the settlement. According to the IDF, two other Palestinians fled the scene.

An IDF spokeswoman said that in light of a number of recent attacks in and around on the settlement, an army squad had decided to ambush the Palestinian after dark on Tuesday. Palestinian officials identified the dead teen as Abdel Kader Zeit from Jalazun.