Palestinian Shot Dead After Firing at Israeli Soldiers in West Bank

Mohammed Munir Hassan Salah fires handgun at Netzah Yehuda Battalion soldiers near Turmus Ayya village, IDF says; no soldiers wounded.

Israeli soldiers stand guard at a bus stop in the West Bank, near the Palestinian town of Nablus, November 8, 2015.

Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian after he fired at them near the village of Turmus Ayya in the West Bank on Tuesday, the Israel Defense Forces said, adding that no soldiers were wounded in the incident.

The Palestinian was identified as Mohammed Munir Hassan Salah, 24, a resident of the Aroura village, the Palestinian Health Ministry stated, raising the Palestinian death count since the ongoing surge in violence began to 89. 

According to the IDF, the Palestinian man fired a handgun toward a unit from the Netzah Yehuda Battalion near the village, situated near the settlement of Shilo. The soldiers, who were unhurt, returned fire and killed the gunman. Two other Palestinians at the scene were detained. 

Earlier morning on Monday, two armed Palestinians were killed in the Qalandiyah refugee camp in the West Bank on Monday during clashes with the IDF, after the army moved to demolish the home of a Palestinian who shot and killed an Israeli student in a June attack near the settlement of Dolev.

According to the Israeli army, as the forces were taking down the home of Mohammad Abu Shahin, 39, who carried out the shooting attack at Ein Bubin and killed 25-year-old Danny Gonen on June 19, they sustained gunfire from Palestinians. No Israeli soldiers were harmed during the incident.

Palestinian sources reported that the four Palestinians were killed in the clashes, while three more were wounded by IDF fire.