Times of Israel Reports: Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian man during clashes in a refugee camp near Ramallah early Wednesday.
The army said the man threw an improvised explosive device at them as fighting broke out during an operation to arrest a wanted man in the al-Amari refugee camp in the West Bank, Ynet reported.
Palestinian news agency Ma’an identified the man killed as 22-year-old Issa al-Qatari and added that the IDF was attempting to arrest Hamas operative Allah Jalita.
The army said Palestinian rioters attacked security forces with Molotov cocktails and burning tires. Qatari threw an explosive at the soldiers, who returned fire with live ammunition, killing the man.
Six people in the West Bank were arrested in overnight operations by the IDF.
The killing comes on the heels of a string of riots and other violent incidents in Jerusalem following the Sunday death of East Jerusalem teen Muhammad Abd al-Majid Sunuqrut, 16, who was shot during clashes with Israeli security forces in the capital a week earlier.
Tensions also ramped up on Tuesday after a Palestinian inmate died in Israeli prison. Israeli officials said the man hanged himself, but Palestinians rejected the claim and called a hunger strike for Wednesday.
According to a new report by the Shin Bet security service, violence in Jerusalem and the West Bank has risen dramatically since the murder of Palestinian teen Muhammed Abu Khdeir by three Jewish Israelis and the start of Operation Protective Edge in the Gaza Strip in early July.
There were 424 security incidents in the West Bank in July compared to 89 in June, according to the Shin Bet figures.