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Israeli army kill Palestinian in West Bank

Israeli forces have shot dead a Palestinian man during clashes in the West Bank city of Nablus, the official Palestinian news agency reports.

Citing medics, the Wafa news agency identified the slain man as Jamil Kayyal, 31, adding he was hit by a gunshot in the head.

Israeli media reported that paramilitary Border Police, aided by army soldiers, entered Nablus to arrest a wanted Palestinian in the early hours of Monday, and clashes erupted when a group of Palestinians threw explosives towards the forces.

There were no casualties among the Israeli troops, which arrested the wanted man.

The Israeli military referred a request for comment to the Border Police, who did not respond immediately.

Online videos appeared to show Kayyal lying on the ground, bleeding, after the forces left the neighbourhood.

The Israeli military often conducts arrest raids in the West Bank, even in territories that are under control of the Palestinian Authority, the internationally recognised entity that has limited autonomy in parts of the area.

The near-daily raids are searching for Palestinian militants, and are often followed by clashes that are sometimes deadly.

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