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Israeli military kills two Palestinian teenagers near Tulkarm in the West Bank

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  Palestinians carry the bodies of Amer Nassar 17, and Naji Balbisi 18 into a mosque during their     funeral in Anabta, West Bank, Palestine. April 4, 2013 (Photo: Darren Whiteside/Reuters)

Late last night the Israeli military killed two more Palestinian teenagers, Amer Nassar 17, and Naji Balbisi 18. Today, they were buried in their home town of Anabta, near Tulkarm in the West Bank.

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Mother of Naji Balbisi mourns (Photo: Mohahamed Torokman/Reuters)

Their deaths occurred during three days of confrontations, demonstrations and protests sparked by the death of Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh.

The Jerusalem Post reported Israeli forces were on “high alert” anticipating violence to break out after Hamdiyeh’s funeral held today in Hebron.

BBC:

Talks in jeopardy

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the deaths jeopardised “US and international efforts to restart negotiations”.

The youths’ killings have prompted further unrest after the death of Abu Hamdiyeh on Tuesday led to protests and a general strike across the territory.

Palestine News Network:

Naji Balbisi and Amer nassar, both 17 from the town of Anabta, east of Tulkram, were shot during confrontations with Israeli soldiers at Innab checkpoint, near Tulkarm.

Medical sources said Balbisi’s body was missing for few hours after the clashes with the Israeli soldiers, during which soldiers fired live ammunition at the young protesters.

Balbisi’s body was found at dawn near a house within the area.

This came only hours after Nassar was shot dead at the same checkpoint.

Israeli soldiers shot Nassar directly in his chest with live ammunition and prevented anyone that attempted to help from reaching him; an 18-year-old was shot with live ammunition in his arm while trying to reach Nassar.

In addition, Diya’ Nassar was arrested by Israeli soldiers, for attempting to help Nassar.

Nassar’s body was held for an hour before Israeli soldiers allowed the Red Crescent crews from taking him to a local hospital in Tulkarm.

Jerusalem Post:

According to the IDF, a group of Palestinians attacked a guard station near Tulkarm in the West Bank village of Anabda late Wednesday night and threw Molotov cocktails at it. Soldiers responded with live fire killing two Palestinians. The IDF confirmed both deaths.

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Thats what happens when you send an army to do the work of a police force. THough there is no indication the police would have acted any differently

Protesters do not throw Molotov cocktails.

“Protesters do not throw Molotov cocktails.” – Dimadok Protesters do throw Molotov cocktails. Just look back at the austerity protests in Greece in 2011. Tens of thousands protested and some threw firebombs, but there was not one shooting and not one death. The same situation happens with frequency around the… Read more »

RE: “Israeli soldiers shot Nassar directly in his chest with live ammunition and prevented anyone that attempted to help from reaching him; an 18-year-old was shot with live ammunition in his arm while trying to reach Nassar.” ~ Palestine News Network MY COMMENT: This sounds eerily familiar! “. . .… Read more »

No shots were fired at the outpost; confirmed in the preliminary report. The IDF was not at risk. The IDF killed two unarmed protestor and seriously wounded people trying to help them. This is significantly worse than say Russia in recent wars. Right up there with north korea and other… Read more »