According to security and medical sources, a Palestinian male was murdered after an armed confrontation with Israeli soldiers in the northern occupied West Bank.
The Palestinian authorities stated the victim was identified as Jamil al-Kayyal, 31, who died on Monday as a consequence of bullet wounds to the head sustained during a gunfight in the Ras al-Ain neighbourhood of Nablus.
After the soldiers departed the area, online footage appeared to show Kayyal laying on the ground, wounded.
Special forces officers backed up by soldiers detained a man near Nablus and seized a semi-automatic rifle, according to Israeli police.
“When the special forces completed their mission and left the scene, rioters hurled explosive devices at them from a short distance, endangering their lives,” police said in a statement.
According to the statement, “the forces retaliated with fire toward the attackers, and seemed to hit one of them, who was removed from the site by Red Crescent” doctors.
According to Palestinian news agency Maan, two additional Palestinian males were injured when Israeli vehicles struck them as they fled Nablus.
The Israeli military frequently conducts arrest raids in the occupied West Bank, including in areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority, an internationally recognised institution with limited autonomy in some areas.
In the occupied West Bank, which is home to more than 2.8 million Palestinians, roughly 475,000 Israeli settlers dwell in heavily guarded enclaves, excluding annexed East Jerusalem.