Israeli soldiers suppressed the weekly non-violent demonstration held in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of Qalqilia City, in northern occupied West Bank, according to a local official.

Morad Eshteiwi, the media spokesman for the Wall and Settlement Resistance Commission in Qalqilia, stated that a large force of Israeli soldiers opened fire at the peaceful protestors with teargas, causing several Palestinian protestors to suffer inhalation injuries.

Eshteiwi told Anadolu Agency that the army fired live and rubber-coated steel rounds in addition to teargas at the crowd, no shooting injuries were reported, all the inhalation injuries were treated at the scene.

The residents of Kufur Qaddoum village and surrounding area have gathered fo several years to march in opposition to the closure of the main road at the entrance of the town, which the Israeli army closed in 2003.

Illegal Israeli colonists are granted full access to the road, while Palestinians are denied the same access, making travel much more difficult to reach Nablus City to the east.

Israel occupied Gaza and the West Bank including East Jerusalem in 1967, so all Israeli settlements, which have been built on Palestinian lands are illegal under international law.

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