Palestinian medical sources reported that two Palestinian workers were shot and killed Monday night by Israeli military fire at Sheikh Sa’ad checkpoint, south of Jerusalem,  the Arabs48 news website reported.

Eyewitnesses reported that about 150 workers were waiting at the Israeli checkpoint while the soldiers were investigating the two men’s identity cards and questioning them. The two workers then attempted to take a bypass road to escape further delays but the soldiers spotted them and opened fire.

One of the workers was shot in his head while the other was shot in his chest, kiling them instantly, Eyewitnesses said.

The two still remain unidentified though it is likely they come from Bethlehem, the closest city to the checkpoint.