Israeli forces kill Palestinian in occupied West Bank

Israeli forces kill Palestinian in occupied West Bank
A Palestinian was shot and killed by Israeli forces for allegedly throwing a firebomb
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Dozens of Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank in recent months [Getty/archive]

Israeli border police on Saturday shot and killed a Palestinian who was allegedly throwing a firebomb at them during a clash in the occupied West Bank, a police spokesperson said.

The spokesperson said that border police officers driving near the village Al-Eizariya came under attack from a group of Palestinians throwing rocks and firebombs. The officers shot one of the men throwing a firebomb, the spokesperson said.

The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed one person was killed in the incident.

Since March, Israel has launched hundreds of operations in the northern West Bank in pursuit of alleged militants.

The raids have sparked clashes that have killed dozens of Palestinians, including fighters.

(Reuters & agencies)