Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession against the Annexation Wall and colonies in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, wounding ten Palestinians, including a journalist.
Morad Eshteiwy, the spokesperson of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, said the protesters nonviolently marched from the center of the village, while chanting against the ongoing illegal Israeli occupation and its colonies, in addition to the Manama Conference, and the so-called âDeal of the Century.â
He added that the soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force against the protesters, wounding a child, 17 years of age, with a rubber-coated steel bullet, leading to fractures in his jaw.
The soldiers also shot a journalist, identified as Nidal Eshteyya, with two rubber-coated steel bullets.
Eight other Palestinians were injured by rubber-coated steel bullets, or suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, before receiving treatment in the local clinic.
Kufur Qaddoum witnesses frequent Israeli invasions, assaults and abductions as it continues to hold is weekly nonviolent processions against the illegal Annexation Wall and colonies, and against the closure of the main road, which was blockaded by the military fifteen years ago, to enable easy access for colonialist settlers driving to and from the Kedumim colony, built on private Palestinian lands.