Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian during an overnight clash in a south West Bank refugee camp, witnesses said Wednesday, dpa reported.
Mohammed Titi was shot when soldiers opened fire on Palestinians who threw rocks at them when they entered Fawwar refugee camp, south-west of Hebron, during a search-and-arrest operation, the witnesses said.
Four other people were wounded, among them Titi's brother, who was hit in the hand.
An Israeli military spokeswoman in Tel Aviv said the soldiers entered the camp after residents stoned cars on an adjacent road.
When the soldiers entered the camp to be met by more rocks, they thought their lives were in danger and opened fire with live ammunition, she said.
Titi was to be buried Wednesday afternoon.
He is the sixth Palestinian killed by soldiers in the West Bank since the start of the year.