Palestinians say man shot and killed in Turmus Ayya as settlers rampage

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

Palestinian firefighters try to extinguish a fire set by settlers in the West Bank town of Turmus Ayya, Wednesday, June 21, 2023.  (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
Palestinian firefighters try to extinguish a fire set by settlers in the West Bank town of Turmus Ayya, Wednesday, June 21, 2023. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

The Palestinian Authority health ministry says a Palestinian man has been killed in the West Bank town of Turmus Ayya.

The man was brought to a hospital in Ramallah with a fatal gunshot wound to his chest.

The slain man is named by Palestinian media as 27-year-old Omar Qattin.

It is unclear who shot the man.

Hundreds of settlers rampaged through Turmus Ayya earlier, setting fire to dozens of homes and cars. Israeli forces reached the scene and launched tear gas, according to Palestinian media.

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