Two 15-year-old Palestinians were beaten Tuesday – one of them critically – by a crowd of almost 200 Israelis.

The youths, residents of the West Bank city of Nablus, had apparently attempted to break into one of the homes in Moshav Ahiezer, a cooperative village two kilometers northwest of Lod.

A Border Police crew managed to save the two kids from the mob and transferred them to a nearby hospital.

Police are said to be investigating the incident.