Makeshift automatic weapon at the scene of a weapons raid in Hebron.
(photo credit: IDF SPOKESMAN’S UNIT)
A Palestinian gunman opened fired on Israeli troops during a raid to uncover an arms cache in the West Bank town of Hebron on Wednesday night, the Israeli military said.
In response to the immediate threat, the forces fired towards the suspect resulting in his death, the military stated.
The IDF released a photo of a makeshift automatic weapon lying on the ground that it said belonged to the gunman.
The Palestinian health ministry confirmed the death of the man but did not immediately release details of his identity.
There were no casualties to the IDF soldiers.