Israeli soldiers invaded, late on Saturday evening, the town of Kufur Qaddoum, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and caused dozens of Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation during ensuing protests.

The Coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, Morad Eshteiwi, stated that several army jeeps invaded the town, leading to protests.

He added that the soldiers fired a barrage of gas bombs, in addition to concussion grenades, live rounds and rubber-coated steel bullets at the protesters, and surrounding homes.

Eshteiwi stated that dozens of residents, including many in their own homes, suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation, before receiving the needed treatment by the local medics.

It is worth mentioning that the soldiers smashed the doors of many homes before breaking into them, and conducted violent searches of the properties while inspecting the ID cards of the Palestinians and interrogating many of them.

Eshteiwi denounced the Israeli military escalation against the unarmed Palestinian population in several parts of the occupied territory and said that Israel is taking advantage of the fact that the entire world is busy in dealing with the spreading Coronavirus, by escalating its invasions and serious violations.

On Friday, the soldiers injured one Palestinian youth with fragments of a concussion grenade, and caused many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation in Kufur Qaddoum.