Paramedic Injured as Israeli Forces Quell Protest against Jerusalem Decision

20 Jan
8:21 PM

A Palestinian paramedic, on Saturday, was shot and injured in the head with a rubber-coated steel bullet, during clashes that broke out in Kufr Qaddum village, east of Qalqilia, said a local activist.

Coordinator of the popular resistance committee in the village, Murad Ishtawi, said that Israeli forces suppressed a rally called for, by the Fateh faction, in protest of US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel.

Forces fired rubber-coated steel bullets, tear gas canisters, and stun grenades against protesters, shooting and lightly injuring a paramedic who works for the Health Work Committees, in the head.

According to WAFA, at least three Palestinians were injured on Friday, as Israeli forces violently quelled the weekly and peaceful anti-settlement demonstration in the village of Kufr Qaddum.

Kufr Qaddum has been actively organizing peaceful organized opposition against Israeli occupation policies, as residents have organized protests every Friday, and have often been met with tear gas, rubber-coated steel bullets and stun grenades fired by Israeli troops.

(PNN archive image)

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