Palestinian Killed After Being Hit by Israeli Army Vehicle Amid West Bank Clashes

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File photo: Palestinian protester hurls a stone towards an Israeli army jeep during clashes at a protest against the Jewish settlement of Ofra, in the W. Bank village of Silwad, Sept. 19, 2014Credit: Reuters

Israeli and Palestinian officials say a 22-year-old Palestinian man has been killed after being hit by an Israeli army jeep amid clashes in the West Bank.

The clashes happened early Sunday morning near Ramallah. Palestinian officials say local residents were hurling stones at the Israeli troops, while the Israeli military said the deceased man threw a firebomb at an Israeli military jeep.

The military says the jeep swerved to miss the firebomb and struck the Palestinian man. It said Israeli forces later entered the village of Malec to try and provide medical assistance to the man, but the Palestinian had already died from his wounds. Palestinians also said the man died as a result of being hit by the jeep.

The Israeli military says it is investigating the incident.

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