Khaled Waleed Tayeh

February 06, 2018: Khaled Waleed Tayeh, 22, was killed by Israeli soldiers who invaded Nablus city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said Khaled was shot with a live round in the chest and died shortly after being rushed to the an-Najah Hospital in Nablus.

During the invasion, the soldiers fired dozens of live rounds at random, in addition to rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades.

The Palestinian Red Crescent said the soldiers also injured 110 Palestinians, including 32 who were shot with live ammunition, 26 with rubber-coated steel bullets, and 51 who suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.

It added that the soldiers also rammed one Palestinian with their jeep, causing moderate wounds.

The head of the an-Najah National Hospitals, Salim al-Haj Yahia, said one of the wounded Palestinians, identified as Anwar Abu Aisha, was instantly rushed to surgery after an Israeli bullet severed the main artery in his thigh, and added that his condition is very serious.

The escalation started after dozens of soldiers invaded the Northern Mountain area, in Nablus, apparently looking for the Palestinian who killed an Israeli settler, identified as Itamar Ben Gal, 29, Monday.

Undercover forces surrounded two homes but were unable to locate and arrest the man they were reportedly looking for, and instead abducted seven Palestinians, not involved in the fatal stabbing.

The Israeli army said it was unable to arrest the “suspected stabber,” and claimed that the soldiers were “attacked by more than 500 young Palestinian men, who hurled stones and Molotov cocktails at them.”

Media sources in Nablus said the soldiers also arrested several Palestinians during the invasion and moved them to a nearby military base. Khaled was from Iraq-Tayeh village, near Nablus. Source: IMEMC