Palestinian medical sources in Ramallah city, north of Jerusalem, stated on Monday evening that one Palestinian resident was shot and killed by Israeli setters gunfire near Ramallah.

The sources identified the slain resident as Ali Mohammad Kharroub, 22, from Haris village, near the West Bank city of Salfit.

Palestinian security sources reported that extremist settlers of Shiloh settlement opened fire at Kharroub as he was walking on a sand road, near Tomor Ayya village, north of Ramallah.

The sources described the assault as “a cold blooded crime” adding that no clashes were reported in the area and that the settlers had no reason to open fire at the resident.

Meanwhile, Israeli sources claimed that Kharroub was shot and killed after he attempted to attack settlers north of Ramallah.

After the resident was killed, extremist settlers attacked dozens of Palestinian vehicles on the main road linking between Nablus and Qalqilia, especially near Qadumim settlement.

Israeli media sources claimed that the Palestinian attacked two Israeli hitchhikers and attempted to stab them with a 20-cm knife, but one of the Israelis pulled out his personal weapon and killed the Palestinian man.

Israeli medical sources reported no injuries among the settlers and that the Palestinian man was pronounced dead on the scene.

The Israeli army launched a probe into the incident, but the police spokesperson said that the shooting was carried out in self defense, Israeli online daily, Haaretz, reported.