Israeli soldiers shot and killed, on Tuesday morning, a Palestinian man at the Qalandia terminal, north of occupied East Jerusalem.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said the slain Palestinian man has been identified as Jihad Mohammad Khalil, 40, from Beit Wazan village, west of Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers shot and seriously wounded the Palestinian, after alleging that he tried to stab them, and he bled to death after the soldiers prevented Palestinian medics from approaching him.

jihad_khalilAfter shooting the Palestinian man, the soldiers closed Qalandia terminal, and prevented the Palestinians from crossing, while dozens of soldiers were deployed in the area.