Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, Palestinian protestors at the weekly march in the northern occupied West Bank village of Kufur Qaddoum, causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas.
Morad Eshteiwi, the media spokesman for the Colonization and Wall Resistance Commission said that the army stormed the village, east of Qalqilia City. Soldiers invaded civilian homes occupied their rooftops.
Villagers joined the weekly march, after performing the Friday prayer at the Omar bin Al-Khattab Mosque and marched towards the entrance of the town repeating national slogans, and calling for widespread resistance.
The army fired sponge-tipped rounds, teargas and sound grenades toward demonstrators, causing suffocation cases that were treated at the scene.
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 occupied Palestinian lands.
Villagers from Kufur Qaddoum and the surrounding area have gathered weekly on Fridays and Saturdays for several years in an effort to pressure the Israeli authorities to reopen the main street.
The local Palestinian youths burned tires at the town’s entrance and hurled stones in a clear expression of rejection to the Israeli policies of illegal settlement expansion and repression of peaceful demonstrations.
Wall Resistance Commission
اصابات بالاختناق خلال قمع جيش الاحتلال لمسيرة كفر قدوم
اصيب عشرات المواطنين بالاختناق خلال قمع جيش الاحتلال لمسيرة كفر…
~ Wall Resistance Commission, Kufur Qaddoum