JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir said Monday that Israel is "in an uproar" after the bodies of two Israeli youths, bound, beaten and stabbed, were found earlier in the day in a ravine just north of Jerusalem.
As word of the youths' deaths spread, Jewish settlers stoned cars with West Bank license plates and broke out windows in at least 20 of them, officials said.
At least five Palestinians were injured and seven Israelis were arrested.
National Police Commissioner Yaakov Turner called on the populace "to act with restraint."
The two youths, Ronen Karamani, 18, and Lior Tubul, 17, were last seen Saturday night at the close of the Jewish holy day when friends dropped them off on a main road leading north from Jerusalem.
They had said they intended to hitchhike to the home of Tubul's girlfriend, who lives in the northern suburb of Givat Zeev and was about to leave on vacation in Eilat.