The Israeli occupation forces, on Friday, opened fire at Palestinian protestors taking part in the weekly non-violent march in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of Qalqilia in northern West Bank, in opposition to the closure of the main road leading to Nablus.
Morad Eshteiwi, local media spokesman for the Anti-Wall and Settlement Commission, the army fired teargas canisters, sound bombs and sponge-tipped bullets at the peaceful demonstrators, causing dozens of inhalation injuries.
All injuries were treated at the scene.
Eshteiwi added that soldiers invaded the town, chased Palestinian youths, and broke into civilian homes, occupying rooftops and confining homeowners in their own homes.
Villagers attended the Friday prayer at the Omar bin Al-Khattab Mosque and marched towards the closed street at the entrance of the town, repeating national slogans, and calling for widespread defiance of the occupation and settlements.
The main road into Kufur Qaddoum was closed by the occupation authorities in 2003, in favor of the illegal Israeli colonists from the Qadoumim colony, built on expropriated Palestinian lands.
Locals from Kufur Qaddoum and surrounding area have gathered weekly on Fridays and Saturdays for many years to pressure the Israeli authorities to reopen the main street.
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From the Wall and Settlement Resistance Commission
اصابة العشرات بالاختناق خلال قمع جيش الاحتلال لمسيرة كفر قدوم الاسبوعية
اصيب عشرات المواطنين بحالات اختناق خلال قمع جيش…
~ Wall Resistance, Kufur Qaddoum