Taysir Hayb


Taysir Hayb

Taysir Hayb was a sergeant in the Israel Defense Forces who shot and killed activist Tom Hurndall. Taysir Hayb was sentenced to 11 and a half years for manslaughter, of which he will serve 8 years.

Hayb claimed he had shot at a man in military fatigues although photographic evidence clearly showed Hurndall was wearing a bright orange jacket denoting he was a foreigner. Hayb was an award-winning marksman and his rifle had a telescopic sight. He claimed to have aimed four inches from Hurndall's head, 'but he moved'. Hayb said a policy of shooting at unarmed civilians existed at the time. cite web|title=Parents fight to learn why Israeli sniper shot their son|work=The Observer, 30 January, 2005|url=http://observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,1401737,00.html|accessdate=27 May|accessyear=2007]

His sister is Amira al Hayb, the first female Bedouin soldier in the IDF.

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