Solemn Procession

Analysis / Interpretation / Press

KATANA, West Bank - Two Palestinians were walking to the checkpoint at Qalandiya, but for some unknown reason turned towards the vehicle access area. Israeli guns were raised, warnings were shouted, something was thrown. Within moments the crackle of gunfire was heard and both Palestinians lay dead or dying on the ground.

Israel says 24-year-old Maram Salih Hassan Abu Ismail threw a knife at checkpoint guards, who responded with deadly force - killing her and her 15-year-old brother Ibrahim. It refers to both as "terrorists".