Itongadol.-An Israeli soldier suffered a light head injury and a Palestinian was killed in West Bank clashes overnight between Monday and Tuesday, IDF sources reported.
Soldier injured, Palestinian killed in overnight clash north of Bethlehem
The events occurred in Deheishe, near Bethlehem when a battalion from the Golani brigade was carrying out a security operation. The Israeli force encountered between 70 and 100 attackers and during the disturbances, blocks, rocks and firebombs were hurled down at soldiers from rooftops, the source added.
An IDF spokesman explained that "the force, feeling imminent danger to their lives responded with fire toward an instigator."
The Israeli soldier was evacuated to a nearby hospital and the IDF is currently investigating whether the 20-year-old Palestinian who was shot and killed belonged to an established terror organization.
Sources from a Palestinian hospital reported the Palestinian fatality as Jihad al-Jaafari.
The Etzion Territorial Brigade is examining the incident.