On Friday, Israeli soldiers injured many Palestinians, including three journalists, during the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum, east of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.
This week’s procession also marks the 58th anniversary of the establishment of the Fateh movement, headed by President Mahmoud Abbas.
Media spokesperson in Kufur Qaddoum, Morad Eshteiwi, said the Palestinians nonviolently marched in Kufur Qaddoum before the soldiers fired rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs to prevent them from reaching the town’s closed main entrance.
He stated that the soldiers shot seven Palestinians, including three journalists, with rubber-coated steel bullets and caused dozens to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.
Eshteiwi stated that the Palestinians marched chanting national slogans, calling for ongoing struggle until liberation and independence.
Last Friday, the soldiers attacked the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum and injured many Palestinians, including two journalists.
The Palestinians have been holding weekly processions in Kufur Qaddoum for the last eighteen years, demanding the army to reopen the village’s main road that the soldiers blockaded to allow easy access to the illegal colonizers driving to and from Kedumim illegal colony built on stolen Palestinian lands.
Earlier Friday, dozens of Israeli soldiers and undercover officers invaded the Old City of Nablus, surrounded a home before abducting a young man, and injured 35 Palestinians during ensuing protests, including at least two who were shot with live fire.