Israeli soldiers shot and injured, on Friday three Palestinians, including a child with rubber-coated steel rounds during the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of Qalqilia in the northern occupied West Bank.

Local Palestinians gathered for the weekly march to protest the illegal Israeli settlement activity and to demand that occupation authorities open the main road of the village which was closed by the Israeli authorities in 2003.

Occupation soldiers opened fire with rubber-coated steel rounds and tear gas canisters, shooting and injuring three protesters, one of whom was a child.

Sources added that dozens of others sustained inhalation injuries after exposure to the toxic tear gas fired by the army.

Since 2011, locals have gathered in the village to express their rejection of the illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank, built on expropriated Palestinian lands.