Medical sources have reported that five Palestinians were shot by Israeli live rounds, two seriously, while scores of residents suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, after Israeli soldiers invaded Kufur Qaddoum village, near the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, to stop its weekly protest.The Palestinians marched demanding the army to reopen the main road of the village that was blockaded more than 13 years ago, to enable easy access to the settlers driving to Kedumim illegal colony, built on Palestinian lands.
Coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements Morad Eshteiwy said the soldiers resorted to excessive force, firing dozens of rounds of live ammunition at the protesters, seriously wounding Mohammad Majed, 20, with two live rounds in the abdomen and chest.
Eshteiwy added that another Palestinian, identified as Ibrahim Mousa, 35 years of age, suffered a serious injury after being shot with a live round to the abdomen, while in his home.
In addition, resident Mohammad Nidal, 20, was shot with a live round in his leg, while Ayman Farouq was shot in his arm, and Mo’ez Khader was shot in the leg.
Dozens of residents, including many children, suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation as the soldiers kept firing gas bombs at homes, and streets, in the village.
It is worth mentioning that the army surrounded the village, during early morning hours, and declared it’s a closed military zone.
The soldiers also prevented journalists and solidarity activists from entering the village.
The closure of the village forced the medics to transport the wounded by civilian cars, through unpaved rough roads, and moved them to the Rafidia Governmental Hospital in Nablus.
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