IDF Soldiers Kill Armed Palestinian in West Bank

IDF spokesperson says soldiers shot and killed the man after he opened fire on them near Jenin; IDF investigating incident.

A Palestinian was killed by Israeli soldiers on Thursday at an army post near the settlement of Mevo Dotan in the northern West Bank.

The man was shot and killed by Israel Defense Forces soldiers after he opened fire on them, the IDF spokesman said.

No IDF soldiers were wounded in the operation.

The circumstances under which the Palestinian was killed are currently being investigated.

Two days ago, IDF soldiers opened fire on two Palestinians approaching the border fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip.

One of the Palestinians was apparently wounded by a shell fired by an IDF tank.

The IDF said that the Palestinians were attempting to plant an explosive device near the border fence.

Two weeks ago, the IDF killed a 65-year-old Palestinian man in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, during a raid on the city to arrest members of Hamas.

The IDF said in a statement that they regretted the death of the man, and on Wednesday, the IDF discharged a soldier who was involved in the killing of the man.