Sunday at dawn, one Palestinian resident was shot and killed, and three were injured, by Israeli military fire after the soldiers fired at a Palestinian Taxi driving between Huwwara town, near Nablus in the northern part of the west Bank, and Bracha settlement, south of Nablus, Palestinian medical and security sources reported.

Resident Jala Dabriyya, 24, from Dir Al Hatab village, east of Nablus, suffered a round of live ammunition in his head, he was transferred to an Israeli hospital but died of his wounds there.

The Magen David Adom Israeli rescue service said that the dead man and a moderately injured man were transferred to Beilinson Medical Center in Petah Tikva.

The two other injured residents were transferred by a Red Crescent ambulance that took them to a local Palestinian hospital in Nablus.

A medical source in Rafidia Hospital in Nablus reported that resident Qais Hani Ishtiyya, 25, from Salem village near Nablus, was injured in his thigh, while residents Ismat Abdul-Salam, 29, Dhirgham Isthiyya. 29, suffered mild injuries; both were at the targeted Taxi.

Israeli online daily, Haaretz, reported that the army declined to elaborate on the details of the deadly shooting attack.

Soldiers manning the checkpoint claimed they “fired into the air at the Palestinian Taxi” after the driver tried to bypass the checkpoint.

It is worth mentioning that Palestinian men under the age of 35 are most of the time barred from crossing the checkpoints in the occupied West Bank, therefore many would try to bypass the checkpoints in order to be able to reach their work, universities or schools.