Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian man on Wednesday during clashes in the Samarian town of Nablus.
Soldiers killed 22-year-old Fadi Abu Kishek during a raid in search for wanted terrorists. The man was armed and opened fire on Israeli troops. Palestinians denied the reports and said the man was unarmed.
“The soldiers spotted a gunman opening fire at them and shot at him, hitting him,” an Israel Defense Forces spokeswoman said.
The Israeli army said the clashes were sparked by a grenade thrown at them in an attempt to attack the soldiers.
Most members engaged in battle with IDF troops belonged to Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah faction near the Askar refugee camp.
The Israeli army also arrested six wanted terrorists in the operation that began early in the morning.
There were no reports of casualties among the Israeli troops.
In other operations throughout Judea and Samaria overnight Tuesday, Israeli troops arrested Palestinian gunmen, one of which was a Hamas operative.