Israeli forces kill two Palestinians in West Bank clash

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Posted: May 15, 2014 9:10 AM

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinians during a stone-throwing protest on Thursday marking the "Nakba", the annual commemoration of what Palestinians term the catastrophe they suffered when Israel was founded.

Hospital officials said Muhammad Abu Thahr, 22, and Nadim Nuwara, 17, were both shot in the heart outside Israel's Ofer Prison near the Palestinian city of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.

The Israeli military declined comment, saying border police were involved in the incident. A police spokesman was not immediately available to comment.

(Reporting By Ali Sawafta, Writing by Noah Browning, Editing by Jeffrey Heller)