Palestinian killed by Israeli soldiers during West Bank clash

SALFIT, West Bank, Oct 16 (Reuters) – Israeli soldiers shot a Palestinian during a clash in the occupied West Bank and he later died of his wounds, Palestinian health officials said on Sunday.

The Israeli military said Palestinians had started “a violent riot” near the town of Qarawet Bani Hassan on Saturday and soldiers who had been operating there opened fire.

One Palestinian who was shot later died, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry. Three others were wounded.

The incident follows months of tensions that have deepened since Israeli forces began a crackdown in the West Bank in March in response to a series of attacks by Palestinians in Israel.

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Reporting by Ali Sawafta, Nidal al-Mughrabi and Ari Rabinovitch; Editing by Tom Hogue

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