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Palestinian man killed during clashes with Israeli troops in Nablus

An Israeli soldier aims the sights of a rifle during an army search operation in the Palestinian village of Burqa, about 18 kilometers northwest of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, on February 3, 2018. (Photo by AFP)

Israeli forces have shot and killed a Palestinian man in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus.

According to the Palestinian Health Ministry on Tuesday, 22-year-old Khaled Walid Tayeh died of a gun wound to the chest after being transported to hospital.

Tayeh was shot during clashes with Israeli troops who had surrounded a local residency and were attempting to arrest several of its inhabitants.

During the clashes, at least 40 other Palestinians were injured by the Israelis who were using live ammunition.

Six of the injured are reported to be in critical condition due to gunshot wounds.               

The Israeli military regularly opens fatal fire on Palestinians, accusing them of attempting to engage in violence against its forces.

Human rights groups have repeatedly criticized the Tel Aviv regime for its policy of shoot-to-kill as a large number of the Palestinians killed at the scene of attacks did not pose serious threats to Israelis.

Earlier in the day, Israeli forces announced that they had killed a Palestinian man whom they claim was the prime suspect in the fatal shooting of a rabbi last month.

The Shin Bet security service said on Tuesday that it had shot dead Ahmad Nassar Jarrar during a pre-dawn raid on a building in the northern West Bank town of al-Yamun near the city of Jenin.

Rabbi Raziel Shevach was killed in a drive-by shooting near his home in the Havat Gilad outpost near the West Bank city of Nablus on January 9.

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