Israeli troops on Wednesday shot and killed a Palestinian gunman who fired at them during a raid to uncover an arms cache in the occupied West Bank town of Hebron, the Israeli military said.
The Palestinian health ministry confirmed the death of the man but did not immediately release details of his identity.
The military released a photo of a makeshift automatic weapon lying on the ground that it said belonged to the gunman.
The Israeli occupation forces frequently carry out patrols and searches in Palestinian areas looking for suspects and munitions and arrests suspects.
A wave of Palestinian street attacks that began in October 2015 has slowed in recent months but has not stopped. At least 254 Palestinians and one Jordanian citizen have been killed since the violence began.
Israel says at least 172 of those killed were carrying out attacks while others died during clashes and protests.
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