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Israeli Guard Shoots Unarmed Palestinian

FILE - Palestinian Bedouin watch Israeli troops demolish tents and other structures of the Khirbet Humsu hamlet in Jordan Valley in the West Bank, Feb. 3, 2021.

An unarmed Palestinian man, who was trying to break into a house in the occupied West Bank, was shot and killed Friday by an Israeli security guard, the Israeli military said.

News channel Al Jazeera reported the man was shot by Israeli settlers.

The military described the incident as a terrorist attack, though the man was unarmed.

According to Reuters news agency, a spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the 34-year-old man was shot on land he owned, which had been seized by Israeli settlers.

The West Bank, which Israel captured in the 1967 Mideast war, is a point of deep contention for the Palestinians and the Israelis.

The Palestinians view the West Bank as part of a future independent state.