A Palestinian official says a Palestinian man has died of wounds sustained in an altercation with Israeli forces in the West Bank.

Kamel Hamid, governor of Hebron district, says the man was shot and then hit by an Israeli jeep after throwing rocks at soldiers in the village of Dura. He says the Palestinian was taken to hospital where he died of his wounds.

The Israeli military says several Palestinians threw rocks and rushed a military vehicle early on Tuesday morning and climbed on top of it.

It says the soldiers called on them to get off and when the Palestinians ignored repeated warnings, troops deployed non-lethal riot control gear. The military says that when that failed to deter them, soldiers opened fire toward one of the Palestinians.