Israeli army kills Palestinian in West Bank

AFP , Thursday 20 Jan 2011

Occupation troops exchange fire with Palestinian resistance fighters

A Palestinian was killed on Thursday in an exchange of fire with Israeli troops at an army post in the northern West Bank, security sources on both sides said.

"A Palestinian opened fire on a guard post. The soldiers returned fire and he was killed," an Israeli military spokeswoman told AFP.

The shooting took place at a guard post near the settlement of Mevo Dotan, some 10 kilometres (six miles) southwest of the northern town of Jenin.

Palestinian security officials confirmed a man had been shot dead at the Dotan checkpoint near the settlement, saying the army had closed down the area.

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