The Israeli occupation army opened fire at Palestinian protestors, Friday, injuring dozens, during the weekly anti-settlement march in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of Qalqilia, in the northern occupied West Bank.

According to Morad Eshteiwi, the media spokesman for the Popular Resistance in Kufur Qaddoum stated that eighteen Palestinian civilians were shot, and injured by rubber-coated steel rounds fired by Israeli forces.

The army also heavily fired tear-gas at peaceful demonstrators, causing dozens to suffer the effects of the gas.

All the injured civilians including a ten year old child, were given medical attention on site, no serious injuries were reported.

Eshteiwi added that the dozens of occupation soldiers invaded Kufur Qaddoum town, stormed rooftops, and flew drones overhead to disperse foul smelling chemicals at the crowd.

This week’s procession, organized by the Wall and Settlement Resistance Commission, as well as the Fatah movement, which celebrated the 56th anniversary of its founding, on .

For many years, local Palestinians have rallied to resist the Israeli occupation authorities’ attempts to further expropriate their land for illegal settlements.

The locals have pressured Israel to reopen the road heading to Nablus, closed in 2003, by assembling every Friday and Saturday.

اصابة 18 مواطنا برصاص الاحتلال والعشرات بالاختناق خلال قمع جيش الاحتلال مسيرة كفر قدوم الاسبوعية

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Posted by ‎هيئة مقاومة الجدار والاستيطان‎ on Friday, January 1, 2021