Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian gunman in West Bank clash

RAMALLAH, West Bank, June 29 (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian man in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin on Wednesday, Palestinian officials said, in the latest in a series of clashes.

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group said that one of its men was killed "confronting the occupation forces" in Jenin, where military raids have increased after men from the area carried out several deadly street attacks on Israelis.

The Israeli military said its forces, who had been conducting "counter-terrorism activities", responded with live fire towards a number of Palestinian suspects who had thrown explosives at them.

U.S.-brokered peace talks aimed at establishing a Palestinian state in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza collapsed in 2014 and have shown no sign of revival.

Israeli and Palestinian leaders are expected to meet separately next month with U.S. President Joe Biden during his visit to the region.

Reporting by Ali Sawafta in Ramallah, Nidal al-Mughrabi in Gaza and Maayan Lubell in Jerusalem; Editing by Nick Macfie

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