Israel soldiers kill Palestinian after firing on vehicle in West Bank

An Israeli borderguard takes aim during clashes with Palestinian demonstrators following a protest in support of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails, near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, north of the West Bank city of Ramallah on May 11, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANI

Israel forces opened fire on a “suspect” vehicle in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, killing one Palestinian and wounding another, Israel’s army and the Palestinian health ministry said.

An army statement said a vehicle approached Israeli soldiers in a “suspect” manner near the Jewish settlement of Halamish and Palestinian village of Nabi Saleh.

“The soldiers perceived the vehicle as a threat and consequently fired towards it in order to stop it,” it said.

The Palestinian health ministry said one man died, identifying him as 26-year-old Mohammed Mussa.