In response, the army said, one of the Israelis opened fire "out of self-defense" and killed the Palestinian man. Settlers claimed that after the shooting Palestinians grabbed the gun, which is still missing. The settlers then hid in a nearby cave until the Israeli forces evacuated them, according to the military. It said two people were injured by the rock throwing and that the settlers also hurled stones at ambulances from the Red Crescent that came to treat the wounded.
According to Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian Authority official who monitors settlement activity in the northern West Bank, Israeli soldiers took Odeh's body into custody as it was being taken to a hospital in the city of Nablus.
Mahmoud Zaal Odeh died of his wounds after being shot by Israeli settlers, the sources noted.
The military said medical teams rushed to the scene to try to save the Palestinian. When he refused, one of them shot him in the chest, Daghlas said.
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Over 600,000 Israeli Jews now live in settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, making a contiguous Palestinian state virtually impossible.
It was not immediately clear if the Israelis coordinated their hike with the military, as is generally required in the West Bank. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said forces were searching for the suspect who fled the scene.
Since September 2015, Palestinians have killed more than 50 Israelis, two visiting Americans and a British tourist in stabbings, shootings and car-ramming attacks.
According to official Palestinian figures, more than 6,300 Palestinians are now being held in detention facilities throughout Israel.
The frequency and intensity of attacks has lessened in the past year.