Israeli troops shot dead an armed Palestinian man in the occupied West Bank on Friday, Palestinian medics and the Israeli army said.
A spokesman for the Islamist Hamas armed wing identified the dead man as Mahmoud Assi, a Hamas fighter. The spokesman said he was killed in a clash with Israeli forces near the town of Qalqilya in the central West Bank.
An army spokesman said Hamas fighter was shot dead before dawn on Friday.
He added that a soldier was also lightly hurt in the clash.
A Hamas armed wing statement called the 45-year-old Assi a hero leader and vowed revenge for his killing, the second of a Palestinian by Israel in the West Bank this week.
The Egyptian-brokered truce began on June 19.
Thursday, Israeli troops shot dead an unarmed member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades as he tried to cross a border fence from Gaza into Israel. It was the first breach along the Israel-Gaza border since the start of the ceasefire.
Hamas arrested seven men who fired rockets into Israel from Gaza, in the first such detentions since the truce began.
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