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Israeli army censures troops in Palestinian deaths

world Updated: Apr 06, 2010 11:59 IST

Two Israeli military investigations are criticizing troops over the killing of four Palestinians in the West Bank last month.

The first investigation looked into a March 20 incident in which two Palestinians were shot and killed.

Troops claimed they fired rubber bullets to disperse a riot, but the investigation says they "apparently" fired live rounds. A military statement released late Monday terms the incident "unnecessary" and the results "severe" and says it will be investigated further.

In the second incident, on March 21 in the same area, troops killed two men they believed were trying to attack them. The statement said the troops "could have operated in a more professional manner" and said the military was weighing disciplinary steps.