Israeli soldiers opened fire, on Friday, towards Palestinian demonstrators, injuring dozens in the northern occupied West Bank village of Kufur Qaddoum, east of Qalqilia city, according to local sources.

Soldiers shot and injured ten young men with rubber-coated steel rounds and caused dozens of protesters to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

Palestinian demonstrators burned tires to obstruct the soldiers’ view and used slingshots to throw tear gas canisters back towards the attacking army.

In 2003, occupation authorities closed the main road of Kufur Qaddoum town, and Palestinian citizens from surrounding villages have rallied every week since then, demanding the authorities reopen the road.

Israeli colonists from the nearby illegal Kedumin settlement, established on expropriated Palestinian lands, have full access to the street, while Palestinians are forced to take longer routes to Nablus city, the nearest major commercial center, prolonging travel time, causing undue hardship.

Video from Kufur Qaddoum