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Israeli troops kill Palestinian man in occupied West Bank: Health ministry

Mohammed Adwan shot dead after soldiers arrived in Qalandiya to carry out arrests and men threw stones at them
The mother of Mohammed Adwan, who was killed by Israeli forces, grieving at a hospital in Ramallah (Reuters)

A Palestinian was killed by Israeli forces near Jerusalem overnight, the Palestinian health ministry and residents said on Tuesday.

The ministry said Mohammed Adwan, 23, was killed and three others were wounded, the AFP news agency reported.

Two residents said soldiers arrived in the Qalandiya area early on Tuesday to carry out arrests and young men threw stones at them.

The Israeli army said there was a "riot" during an operation in the nearby Kafr Aqab area, and "rocks and explosive devices were hurled at the troops, who responded with fire".

"A report was received regarding an injured Palestinian. The incident will be examined," the army statement said.

Kafr Aqab is located on the other side of the Israeli separation barrier which divides Jerusalem from the occupied West Bank, but is still considered part of the city.

Israeli forces often enter Palestinian towns in the West Bank to carry out arrests in raids that frequently lead to clashes.