Groups: Autopsy shows live fire killed Palestinian

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Two rights groups say preliminary autopsy findings show a Palestinian teen killed during a lull in a confrontation between stone throwers and Israeli soldiers was killed by live bullets.

The Israeli military has denied use of live ammunition, insisting troops only used rubber-coated steel pellets in last month's West Bank incident.

A second teen was also killed that day. Both deaths were captured by security cameras, showing the teens walking without posing an apparent threat.

Two rights groups, B'Tselem in Israel and Al Haq in the West Bank, said on Thursday that an autopsy of Nadim Nawara found entry and exit wounds and lead fragments, signs of live fire.

The autopsy was conducted by a Palestinian pathologist, with two Israeli and two international colleagues attending.

An official report is pending.

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