Palestinian man killed during clashes with Israeli troops in Nablus


Israeli forces have shot and killed a Palestinian man in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus.

According to the Palestinian Health Ministry on Tuesday, 22-year-old Khaled Walid Tayeh died of a gun wound to the chest after being transported to hospital.

Tayeh was shot during clashes with Israeli troops who had surrounded a local residency and were attempting to arrest several of its inhabitants.

During the clashes, at least 40 other Palestinians were injured by the Israelis who were using live ammunition.

Six of the injured are reported to be in critical condition due to gunshot wounds.

The Israeli military regularly opens fatal fire on Palestinians, accusing them of attempting to engage in violence against its forces.

Human rights groups have repeatedly criticized the Tel Aviv regime for its policy of shoot-to-kill as a large number of the Palestinians killed at the scene of attacks did not pose serious threats to Israelis.

Earlier in the day, Israeli forces announced that they had killed a Palestinian man whom they claim was the prime suspect in the fatal shooting of a rabbi last month.