On Friday, Israeli soldiers attacked the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and injured many Palestinians, including a child.

The Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum said the Palestinians marched from the center of the town carrying Palestinian flags and chanting for national unity against the ongoing illegal Israeli occupation and its escalating violations.

The committee added that the soldiers shot seven Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets and caused dozens to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

One of the wounded Palestinians is a child, Mohammad Riyad Eshteiwi, 12, who was shot with a rubber-coated steel bullet.

The soldiers also chased and tried to ambush many Palestinian youngsters in the town.

The Palestinians have been holding weekly processions in Kufur Qaddoum for the last eighteen years, demanding the army to reopen the village’s main road the soldiers blockaded to allow easy access to the illegal colonizers driving to and from Kedumim illegal colony built on stolen Palestinian lands.