Israeli army shoots, kills Palestinian trying to break through West Bank separation barrier

The Israeli military says soldiers have shot and killed a Palestinian who was among a group trying to break through the West Bank separation fence.

The army says three suspects were spotted at the fence near the city of Hebron, and one of them was cutting through it on Wednesday. The soldiers first called on the men to leave, then fired warning shots in the air, after which they fired at the legs of the one cutting the fence.

The army says soldiers took the wounded Palestinian to an Israeli hospital but he died of his injuries.

Israel erected the concrete and fence separation barrier, saying it's needed to keep Palestinian attackers out of Israel. Palestinians say the barrier stifles their towns and villages and steals their land.