An Israeli man is the latest casualty in the violence in the Middle East (search).

An army spokesman says the man was killed when Palestinian militants opened fire on a car traveling near a northern Jewish settlement in the West Bank.

Yesterday, Israeli troops shot to death two Palestinian boys as Israel continued its campaign to stem militant rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip (search).

Palestinian officials say one boy was hit by machine-gun fire. Israeli military officials say troops fired warning shots at a mob that approached soldiers in a threatening manner. The army was apparently not aware someone was hit.

Israel says troops shot the other teen who was throwing cement blocks at Israeli troops.