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Israeli military: Palestinian killed after advancing with glass bottle

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • Israeli military: The Palestinian man approached a checkpoint from an unauthorized lane
  • Soldiers reportedly feared the man was going to stab them with the bottle

(CNN) -- Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian man who approached a checkpoint with a glass bottle and did not stop, the Israeli military said.

The man approached the soldiers at a checkpoint near Nablus in the West Bank from an unauthorized lane holding a gas bottle, according to the military.

The soldiers called on him to stop, but the man did not comply and continued to approach the soldiers, the military said. The man came a few meters away from soldiers "who then operated according to (Israeli military) rules of engagement, firing towards him," the military said in a statement.

The Israeli military said it was still investigating the incident, but reported that the soldiers feared that the man was going to stab them with the glass bottle.

CNN's Karen Smith contributed to this report.