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Palestinian killed by Israeli fire in West Bank

Mohammed Bisharat, 21, was hit by three bullets in clashes that broke out when the Israeli army entered the village of Tammun
Mohammed Bisharat was killed by Israeli fire in Tammun on Wednesday morning (MEE)

A Palestinian man has been killed by Israeli fire in the northern West Bank, the health ministry in Ramallah has said.

A Palestinian medical official also said the man had died and that three others had been wounded in the village of Tammun, northeast of the city of Nablus.

Sources told Middle East Eye the army entered the village to arrest some Palestinians at 1am on Wednesday morning.

Clashes erupted with some young people and Mohammed Bisharat, 21, was shot by three bullets.

An Israeli army spokeswoman confirmed on Wednesday that an operation had sparked a clash with Palestinians, but had no word on any death.

The Israeli military said troops used live fire and "riot dispersal measures" after about 50 Palestinians threw rocks at them during an operation in the village.

The West Bank, which has been illegally occupied by Israeli forces since the Middle East war of 1967, has seen a rise in tensions in recent weeks.

Earlier this month, a Palestinian mother-of-seven died of wounds sustained during a stone-throwing attack by Israeli settlers near Nablus.