Palestinian dies after West Bank clash with Israeli troops

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Posted: Jul 22, 2015 8:18 AM

JERUSALEM (AP) — A West Bank hospital says a Palestinian man has died after he was involved in a clash with Israeli soldiers near the town of Jenin.

It says 21-year-old Mohammed Ahmed Alauna was shot in the chest early on Wednesday and later died of his wounds in hospital.

The Israeli military says its troops were on a routine patrol in the West Bank when they were attacked by a group of Palestinians hurling rocks in their direction.

The military says its troops called on the men to halt and when they did not, soldiers opened fire toward the main instigator.

Such clashes are common during Israeli arrest raids in search of wanted Palestinian suspects. The Israeli military says it is investigating the incident.