Palestinian shot dead by Israeli army during clashes in West Bank: Medics

A Palestinian protester uses a sling shot to hurl a stone at Israeli troops during clashes at a weekly protest against Jewish settlements, in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah on Sept 5, 2014. A Palestinian was shot dead early o
A Palestinian protester uses a sling shot to hurl a stone at Israeli troops during clashes at a weekly protest against Jewish settlements, in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah on Sept 5, 2014. A Palestinian was shot dead early on Wednesday, Sept 10, in clashes that broke out when Israeli troops entered a West Bank refugee camp near Ramallah, sources on both sides said. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories (AFP) - A Palestinian was shot dead early on Wednesday in clashes that broke out when Israeli troops entered a West Bank refugee camp near Ramallah, sources on both sides said.

Palestinian medics and security sources named him as Taysir Qatari, 22, and said he had been hit in the chest by gunfire during stone-throwing clashes after soldiers entered Al-Amari camp on an arrest mission.

An Israeli army spokesman confirmed troops had entered the camp on a mission to arrest a Hamas operative, saying they came under attack by a group of some 50 Palestinians with "rocks, Molotov cocktails and burning tyres".

"They identified one Palestinian who tried to throw an explosive device at them so in response they opened fire," she said, indicating he was hit and evacuated for medical treatment but later died.