Palestinians opened fire at Israeli troops on Tuesday morning as the Israel Defense Forces was making a routine arrest at the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank. The soldiers returned fire, seriously wounding an armed Palestinian man who later died of his wounds.
According to the Palestinian news agency Wafa, the Palestinian man was 20-year-old Hossam Said a-Toubasi.
The Israeli troops had arrived at the refugee camp with the aim of arresting several wanted Tanzim activists.
In another skirmish during the course of the same operation, one of the wanted men climbed onto a rooftop and was shot in the leg while trying to jump onto an adjacent roof. The Palestinian was moderately hurt in the incident.
Eyewitnesses claimed that the Palestinian man, who was trying to flee, was unarmed, Channel 2 news reported. According to reports, the wounded man was the main target of the arrest operation.
Following the shootings, riots erupted in the camp.
Despite the relative calm in Judea and Samaria, the IDF carries out operations to weed out terror activists nearly every night.
The IDF said that it would investigate the incidents.