JERUSALEM (CNN) — A Hamas militant was killed early Sunday during an Israeli arrest attempt, but the two sides offered different accounts of how the man died.
Troops surrounded 25-year-old Shihab Nacshe’s home in the West Bank town of Hebron, an Israeli military spokeswoman said.
Israeli troops called on Nacshe to surrender and the two sides exchanged gunfire, the spokeswoman said. Troops then heard explosions that they believe to be from explosives hidden inside the house, she said.
Nacshe was killed in the blast, the spokeswoman added.
Palestinian sources said Israeli troops surrounded Nacshe’s house throughout the night.
When Nacshe would not surrender, soldiers fired inside the house, according to sources. Troops then bulldozed the house, killing Nacshe, the sources said.
According to The Associated Press, Hamas released a statement threatening retaliation “at the time and place we choose.”