An armed member of the Palestinian security forces was shot dead early Thursday by Israeli soldiers as he tried to enter the Jewish settlement of Kfar Darum in the Gaza Strip, said reports.
Nasr Mohammed al-Hasanat, 19, was spotted by soldiers as he was entering a greenhouse in the settlement and was killed in an ensuing exchange gunfire, an army spokesman told AFP.
Family members said Hasanat, who was from Deir al-Balah near Kfar Darom, worked for the Palestinian security services, according to AFP.
The Israeli army informed the Palestinians that Hasanat was wearing a uniform when he was shot dead.
"Israeli soldiers thwarted an attempted infiltration by an armed terrorist... the soldiers identified the terrorist, fired at him and killed the terrorist during the exchange of fire," a military spokesman was quoted as saying by the paper.
According to the paper, violent incidents continued overnight Wednesday in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
A Jewish settler at Kiryat Arba settlement was shot in the leg in the Hebron, said the paper, adding that here were also a series of shooting attacks in the territories.
A number of explosive devices were detonated in Jerusalem as well as along the road between the Karni crossing into Gaza and the Jewish settlement of Netzarim, said The Jerusalem Post - Albawaba.com