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Palestinian man shot dead by Israeli soldiers in West Bank

By Paul Colsey, CNN
  • The man was shot while fleeing the area after an explosive device is thrown
  • He was shot at the Al-Farah refugee camp near Nablus

Jerusalem (CNN) -- Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian man in the West Bank town of Nablus early Wednesday, after an explosive device was thrown at them, Israel Defense Forces and Palestinian medical services said.

The man was shot while fleeing the area and was evacuated by Palestinian medics, according to IDF. The Israeli military did not know if the man shot was the one who threw the explosive device.

The man was shot in the upper leg and died at a local hospital, said Adnan Ghneim with the Red Crescent.

The incident took place at the Al-Farah refugee camp, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of Jerusalem.

In a separate incident, the Israeli air force attacked two weapons manufacturing facilities in northern Gaza, IDF said. The strike was in response to rockets fired into Israel Tuesday.