Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian man throwing Molotov cocktails at Israeli vehicles outside Bethlehem in the southern West Bank on Thursday night.
Soldiers opened fire on two suspects driving Israeli cars passing near the village of Beit Jala, according to a spokesman for the Israeli Defense Forces.
One suspect was hit by gunfire and died at the scene after receiving first aid. The second person was arrested by the soldiers.
No Israeli soldiers or civilians were injured in the incident.
Israeli soldiers found a Hamas flag in a lookout point where the suspects had dropped the bombs.
Beit Jala, located between Jerusalem and Bethlehem, is located above Route 60, a major transit artery that crosses the West Bank that connects the capital with the Etzion and Hebron settlement block.
The shooting came nearly 24 hours after a Border Police officer was seriously injured in an apparent car crash near the Qalandiya checkpoint north of Jerusalem.
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The 20-year-old agent was taken to Shaare Zedek Medical in Jerusalem with moderate injuries, but his condition deteriorated overnight to serious but stable condition, the hospital said.
Police said the outbreak occurred while troops were working to move illegal structures built in an area near the West Bank crossing.
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The suspect was arrested at the scene of the attack and taken into the custody of the Shin Bet security service for questioning.