Army Injures Many Palestinians In Kufur Qaddoum

17 Mar
2:38 AM

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and injured many Palestinians.

The Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum said the soldiers, in large numbers, assaulted the protesters and fired many rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades at them.

It added that dozens of residents suffered the effects of teargas inhalation and received the needed treatment.

Undercover soldiers also attempted to ambush the Palestinians in olive orchards, but their hideout was exposed by the residents, and the soldiers then chased them into the town, while firing live rounds, and rubber-coated steel bullets.

Many Palestinians started throwing stones at the invading forces, and burnt tires, while the army fire more live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs.

The Palestinians, accompanied by international peace activists, have been holding weekly processions against the illegal Israeli colonies and the Annexation Wall, and demanding the army to reopen the town’s main road, which was blockaded fifteen years ago, to enable easy access for colonialist settlers driving to and from Kedumim illegal colony, which was built on private Palestinian lands.

In related news, at least nineteen Palestinians suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, after the soldiers attacked protesters near Abu Dis University, in Abu Dis town, east of occupied East Jerusalem.

In addition, the soldiers attacked dozens of Palestinians, who marched following Friday noon prayers, in Bab az-Zawiya area, in the center of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

Medical sources said many Palestinains suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, and that the soldiers fired more gas bombs and concussion grenades, during confrontation that erupted in the area.

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