Israel Border Police said that the incident occurred as troops were beginning their withdrawal from the Palestinian refugee camp. The young man was killed by live fire from a soldier, who spotted the individual throwing an improvised explosive device.
Palestinian sources claimed that the deadly shooting of 20-year-old Izz a-Din Bni Aza was preceded by clashes in the area. Border Police said that the explosive device was dropped and exploded in the vicinity of Bni Aza.
The shooting was the first in the West Bank for approximately two months, when a Palestinian was killed during clashes at the funeral of a prisoner who was released and then died.
Ziad Awad, 30, was identified as the man killed during riots on April 10 that broke out at the funeral of Jafaar Awad, a close relative who was released from prison a few weeks previous because of a terminal illness. Ziad Awad, the cousin of the deceased former prisoner, was shot in the back by IDF fire, according to the Palestinians.