The incident follows another event in the West Bank which took place on Saturday when a Palestinian was shot and killed by the IDF in south Mount Hebron.
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The IDF said that the Palestinian attempted to enter Israel illegally by breaching the security fence near the Meitar Crossing. An army unit that was dispatched to the scene initiated suspect arrest protocol, but the youth refused to heed the soldiers' calls, prompting them to fire warning shots in the air.
When the suspected attempted to run, they shot his lower limbs, injuring him critically. He later died of his wounds.
A day earlier, Palestinian sources in Gaza reported that a 22-year-old man was killed by IDF fire in the northern Strip. A month ago, a Border Guard officer shot a Palestinian teen who threatened another officer with a gun which later turned out to be a toy gun.
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