RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Medical officials say Israeli troops have shot dead two Palestinian teens in a West Bank clash that erupted after Palestinians marked the anniversary of their uprooting in the war over Israel’s 1948 creation.
Officials at Ramallah Hospital say the two, ages 15 and 17, were shot in the upper body by live fire.
Dr. Samir Saliba, the head of the hospital’s emergency department, confirmed both deaths.
The clashes erupted near a West Bank army checkpoint after dozens of youngsters threw stones at Israeli forces there.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says border police broke up “disturbances,” but did not use live fire.