A Palestinian man was killed on Thursday after Israeli soldiers opened fire at his car near the southern West Bank city of Nablus.

Eyewitnesses said that Mohamed Qawarik, 28 years old, was driving his car near city when Israeli soldiers surprised him and ordered him to stop the car.

The man was unable to stop upon the order of the troops, and then they opened fire at him which caused the car to flip over killing Qawarik, the witnesses added.

Palestinian medics arrived at the scene but the soldiers tried to stop them from taking the body to a local hospital at first then later allowed them to do it, media sources reported.