The Israeli forces justified the killing by accusing Qeeno of being the main instigator of attacks that saw Palestinian youths hurling rocks at the soldiers.
"The position of the European Union on Israeli settlement construction and related activities is clear and has not changed; any settlement activity is illegal under global law and undermines the viability of the two-state solution and the prospect of lasting peace, "said an EU spokesperson for Foreign Affairs in a statement". Palestinian Authority officials, though, said the soldiers fired without reason.
"An Israeli father of six was killed last night in cold blood by Palestinian terrorists", Friedman said on Twitter on Wednesday after a 35-year-old was killed near an illegal Israeli settlement near Nablus.
Strict measures have been imposed on tens of thousands of Palestinians following the killing of an Israeli rabbi in a drive-by shooting in the West Bank this week.
Palestinians and rights groups have criticized Israel for using excessive force against Palestinian protesters.
About 400,000 Israelis live in illegal settlements in the West Bank, a Palestinian territory occupied by Israel for 50 years. Israeli jurisdiction and ownership of Jerusalem, however, is not recognised by the global community.