RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) – Israeli border police on Satursday shot and killed a Palestinian who was throwing a firebomb at them during a clash in the occupied West Bank, a police spokesperson said.
The spokesperson said that border police officers driving near the village Al-Eizariya came under attack from a group of Palestinians throwing rocks and firebombs. The officers shot one of the men throwing a firebomb, the spokesperson said.
The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed one person was killed in the incident.
Violence in the West Bank – part of what Palestinians want as an independent state – has simmered since U.S.-sponsored negotiations with Israel stalled in 2014.
(Reporting by Ali Sawafta, Nidal al-Mughrabi and Ari Rabinovitch; Editing by Gareth Jones)