Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and injured several Palestinians, in addition to an Israeli peace activist.
The soldiers attacked the protesters with rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs, shortly after the procession started, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.
The soldiers also fired rubber-coated steel bullets, wounding an Israeli peace activist in his back, and chased many protesters in an attempt to abduct them.
Furthermore, the soldiers invaded homes, and occupied their rooftops, to use them as firing posts and monitoring towers.
Several protesters hurled stones at the soldiers, who fired more gas bombs, concussion grenades and rubber-coated steel bullets.
Kufur Qaddoum holds ongoing weekly processions against the illegal Annexation Wall and Colonies, and demanding the army to reopen the town’s main road, which was blockaded fifteen years ago, to enable easy access for colonialist settlers driving to and from Kedumim illegal colony, which was built on private Palestinian lands.