RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian medic says two cousins, both 12 years old, have been killed when munitions they took from an Israeli army firing range exploded.
Paramedic Eid Abu Munshar from the Palestinian Red Crescent said the boys belong to a family that collects spent munitions and shells from the West Bank firing range and sells them for scrap metal.
It's not clear what type of munitions the boys were handling, he said Tuesday.
The Israeli military said an investigation was under way, and initial findings showed that one of the boys set fire to an unexploded shell.
The Palestinian medic said the boys, Hamza and Zayed Jaradat, were killed near their home in the southern West Bank. He said three other teens were wounded in the explosion.