A Palestinian suffered a fatal injury in his chest and was pronounced dead at Palestine Hospital in Ramallah, Palestinian Health Ministry declared on Wednesday evening.
Omar Qattin, 27, was killed as hundreds of Israeli settlers stormed the village of Turmus Ayya on Wednesday and set fire to dozens of cars and homes.
At least 12 others also suffered bullet injuries in the settler attack on the town.
Turmus Ayya mayor Lafi Adeeb said that about 400 settlers set fire to some 60 vehicles, 30 homes, and vast tracts of cultivated land, and wounded local residents during a massive attack on his town.
Mayor Adeeb pointed out that the settlers had carried out arson attacks on homes and vehicles in the town during the past two days.
The settler attack was carried out in the presence of Israeli occupation forces.
The Palestinian Red Crescent Society affirmed that the settlers also prevented the ambulances’ access to the town to transfer the injured for treatment.
Last February, nearly 300 settler attacks were carried out against Hawara, Burin, and Asira al-Qibliya towns, south of Nablus.
In 2022, 13,130 olive trees were uprooted in similar settler attacks in the West Bank.
793 attacks were documented over the past year, 582 of which caused property damage, and 211 resulted in injuries.
In June 2022, a Palestinian young man was stabbed to death by an Israeli settler in Salfit.
Nearly 666,000 settlers live in more than 145 settlements that are authorized by Israel, as well as 140 outposts across the West Bank territories.
Israeli settlement construction in the occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, has been condemned as illegal in many UN Security Council and other UN resolutions.