Palestinian medical sources reported that a young Palestinian man was shot and killed by Israeli military fire in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank.The army claimed that the Palestinian youth, identified as Odai Kamel Daraweesh, 21, “was shot by the soldiers while trying to escape”.

Palestinian medical sources said that Daraweesh was heading to his work inside the Green Line, and was chased by Israeli soldiers near Arab Al-Ramadeen area, south of Hebron.

The soldiers shot the youth in the back and moved him to the Soroka Israeli hospital where he died of his wounds.

The army claimed that it “opened an investigation into the incident”, and said that the body of the slain Palestinian will be handed to his family once the investigation is concluded.