A Palestinian youth was shot and killed during clashes with IDF forces near the West Bank city of Hebron, Palestinian media reported on Wednesday.
Seventeen-year-old Mohammed al-Haddad was reportedly shot in the chest by Israeli troops after he hurled petrol bombs at them.
Haddad succumbed to his wounds shortly after.
About 20 Palestinians hurled stones and Molotov cocktails at a military post and a riot broke out after IDF forces attempted to disperse the rioters.
The IDF Spokesperson's Unit issued a statement, saying only troops opened fire after feeling immediate danger.
"During a violent riot that took place in the city of Hebron, IDF troops identified Palestinian lobbing petrol bombs at them and opened in response to remove the threat," read the statement. "Violent riots have been going on for a few days in Hebron next to the city's Jewish settlement. Dozens of Palestinians hurled rocks, set tires on fires and lobbed petrol bombs at IDF and security forces."
Since the unveiling of U.S. President Donald Trump's peace plan for the Middle East last week, Hebron has become a hotbed for violent clashes between Palestinians and IDF troops, as hundreds of Palestinians protest the Ameican proposal which they view as completely tipped in Israel's favor.
This is the second incident this week of Palestinian rioters lobbing firebombs at IDF soldiers near Hebron after an Israeli border police officer was hit by a Molotov cocktail on Monday.
The officer managed to put out the fire with no injury to himself or others.
Last November, a young Palestinian was killed by gunfire during clashes with IDF forces in the Al-Arroub refugee camp north of Hebron.