Confirming the man's death, a Palestinian medic identified
him as Muhammad Mubarak, 21, a laborer from Jalazoun refugee
camp near the Palestinian city of Ramallah, north of Jerusalem.
An Israeli military spokeswoman said a Palestinian gunman was
shot after attacking troops stationed near the settlement of
"The soldiers responded immediately to eliminate the imminent
threat to their lives and fired at the terrorist, identifying a
hit," she said.
Violence in the West Bank has increased in recent months, and at
least 19 Palestinians and four Israelis have been killed in the
occupied territory since U.S.-brokered peace talks resumed in
(Reporting by Maayan Lubell in Jerusalem and Noah Browning and
Ali Sawafta in Ramallah; writing by Jeffrey Heller; editing by
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