Israeli forces fire warning shots after Palestinian assailant killed in clashes

Israel fired warning shots on Saturday after a Palestinian assailant shot and killed an Israeli soldier at the West Bank town of Hebron.

The incident happened at the junction of the Jordan Valley and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, where Palestinians have long been armed and use stones and firebombs against Israeli soldiers.

Israel has accused the Palestinian group, Hamas, of being behind the shooting, though Palestinian officials say it is the result of a dispute over land and not a religious dispute.

The Israeli military said a Palestinian man with a gun was involved in the incident.

It said that the assailant tried to shoot and wounded a soldier, who was lightly wounded and returned fire.

It did not say how many soldiers were involved.

The soldier was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The Palestinian leadership condemned the shooting and said it was in retaliation for the army’s failure to protect civilians.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has called on Israel to stop its military operations in the West, calling it “the main source of terrorism in the occupied Palestinian territories.”

The Israeli army says it has taken control of the area and has fired warning shot after warning shot to warn Palestinians to avoid clashes.

A Palestinian protester throws stones during clashes in the Qalandia refugee camp near the Israeli border in the southern Gaza Strip.