A Palestinian resistance fighter on Sunday morning was killed during armed clashes with Israeli soldiers in Nabi Saleh town, west of Ramallah city in the occupied West Bank.

Hebrew media outlets said that a special military force encircled a house in the town where a young man was hiding after he carried out on Saturday a shooting attack against Israeli vehicles.

They added that the military force killed the young man after it traded fire with him.

Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper said that the Israeli army received intelligence information believing that the shooter, who opened fire at a military vehicle and a settler’s car, was hiding in a house in Nabi Saleh.

The slain Palestinian was identified as 34-year-old Ahmed Khalil, according to Hebrew media sources.

Local sources said that the Israeli soldiers withdrew from the town and took with them the martyr’s body