Israeli soldiers killed, on Thursday at dawn, a young Palestinian man near Balata refugee camp, east of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that the slain young man is Bakeer Mohammad Hashash, 21, and added that he was shot with live fire.

Media sources said protests took place after many Israeli army vehicles invaded the area and added that Palestinian resistance fighters also exchanged fire with the invading soldiers.

During the invasion, the soldiers invaded and searched several homes and abducted a young man, identified as Mohammad Salama from Balata al-Balad adjacent town.

After his death, hundreds of Palestinians marched in Nablus calling for ongoing resistance against the Israeli occupation.

His cousin, Mohammad Hashash, said Bakeer recently opened fire at the soldiers during an invasion into Nablus city, and since then, the soldiers have been trying to abduct him.

He added that, approximately at 2:30 at dawn, the soldiers invaded the eastern area of Balata refugee camp, Balata town, and the al-Quds Street, and said that Mohammad exchanged fire with the soldiers for nearly twenty minutes before he was shot and killed.