A Palestinian was killed and another was wounded after Israeli forces opened fire on a “suspect” vehicle in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, according to the Palestinian health ministry and Israel’s army.
Israeli army said a vehicle approached Israeli troops in a suspicious manner near the Jewish settlement of Halamish and the Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh.
“The soldiers perceived the vehicle as a threat and consequently fired towards it in order to stop it,” it said.
The Palestinian health ministry said a Palestinian man was killed as a result of the encounter. The man was identified as 26-year-old Mohammed Mussa.
A spokesman with the health ministry said the man was travelling with his sister when they were shot. His sister was shot in the shoulder and is currently receiving treatment.
Her injuries are not life-threatening, the spokesman added.
The Israeli army said no soldiers were injured during the incident and that the event is being reviewed.
Also on Monday, Israeli army hit a tunnel it said stretched from the Gaza Strip into Israel, saying it could be used for attacks. The attack killed seven Palestinians.
Two years ago, a wave of unrest erupted between Palestinians and Israelis which claimed the lives of at least 303 Palestinians, 51 Israelis, two Americans, two Jordanians, an Eritrean, a Sudanese and a Briton.