A 20-year-old Palestinian man was found dead on Sunday evening, near the entrance to the West Bank settlement of Beit Aryeh.

Magen David Adom paramedics attempted to resuscitate the man, but were forced to pronounce him dead at the scene.

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Initial police reports indicated his death was caused by a hit and run incident, however this was ruled out after a preliminary examination of the body.

Police were further investigating the incident.