Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday Kufur Qaddoum town, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, assaulted Palestinian, Israeli and international activists, holding the weekly nonviolent protest, wounding three Palestinians, and kidnapped one who was visiting relatives. The army also deliberately sprayed homes with waste-water mixed with chemicals.
Morad Eshteiwy, the media coordinator of three Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies, said several Israeli army vehicles invaded the town, and fired dozens of gas bombs, rubber-coated steel bullets and concussion grenades at the protestors.
He added that an Israeli peace activist was mildly injured by army fire, and before Palestinian medics provided him with the needed treatment.
Eshteiwy also stated that the soldiers deliberately fired gas bombs into several homes, and sprayed them with waste-water mixed with chemicals.
Medical sources said the family of resident Taher Zahi suffered severe effects of teargas inhalation, after the soldiers fired gas bombs into their property.
Today’s protest also comes to mark the 99th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, in which Britain, the country that was illegally occupying Palestine, promised Palestine as a homeland for the Jewish people.