RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Israeli soldiers opened fire at Palestinian youths Wednesday night near an army-controlled checkpoint outside the northern West Bank city of Tulkarm, killing two, according to Palestinian medical officials.
They said Amer Nasser, 17, of Anabta town, was killed when soldiers opened fire at youths throwing rocks and fire bombs at the checkpoint.
Palestinian medics said they were kept away from the teen's body, which was left on open ground, for an extended period before being allowed to take it to Tulkarm hospital.
The body of a second teenager, Naji Balbisi, 17, was found early Thursday near a house in the vicinity of the checkpoint. He had been declared missing after the confrontation with the Israeli soldiers the night before.