Israeli police shot and killed one Palestinian resident in Al Esawiyya town, east of Jerusalem after firing at him while he was driving his car in the town.

The Israeli police claim that one of its units was chasing a resident involved in car burglary, and chased him into Al Esawiyya.

The killed resident was identified as Sameer Dary, 36, a father of six children, and a driver at the Peres Center For Peace.

According to police sources in Jerusalem, dozens of residents rushed to the streets in Mount Scopus area, in the French Hill neighborhood close to the town, clashed with the police and torched one vehicle.

One resident was shot and seriously injured after the police fired at him while he was driving fast towards the direction of a police car hitting a policeman, Israeli online daily Ynetnews reported.

Several residents were reportedly injured in the clashes which erupted after the death of the resident; soldiers invaded the town and fired gas bombs, concussion grenades, and rubber coated bullets at the residents.

Also, the Ynetnews said that dozens of Palestinian residents attempted to break into the Mount Scopus campus of the Hebrew University and Hadassah Hospital.

The Israeli Police deployed large units in the area and confronted with the youth, and closed the entrances of the town barring the residents from entering or leaving it.