On Friday, Israeli forces shot and injured two Palestinian young men, and caused dozens more to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation in Kufur Qaddoum village, in the northwestern West Bank, local sources reported.
Israeli soldiers injured several civilians at the weekly anti-settlement procession in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of Qalqilia, in the northwestern part of the occupied West Bank.
The weekly non-violent march commenced in front of the Omar Ibn Al-Khattab mosque and proceeded to the main road of the town, which was closed by the occupation in 2003.
Soldiers opened fire at demonstrators with rubber-coated steel rounds and tear gas canisters, shooting two Palestinian young men with steel rounds, and causing dozens of others to sustain inhalation injuries due to tear gas exposure.
All injuries were treated at the scene by local paramedics.
Israeli colonists from the nearby illegal Kedumin settlement, established on expropriated Palestinian lands, have full access to the street, while Palestinians are forced to take longer routes to Nablus city, the nearest major commercial center, prolonging travel time and causing undue hardship.
Palestinian villagers from Kufur Qaddoum and the surrounding area have rallied every Friday since 2003 demanding that the Israeli occupation authorities reopen the road.
Meanwhile Palestinians assembled in the village of Beit Dajan, east of Nablus in the northern West Bank, for the weekly demonstration against the ongoing colonization by the occupation state of Israel.
Soldiers gathered in the area to suppress the peaceful march, there were verbal altercations between Palestinian protestors and the army.
One source reported injuries without specifying the nature of the injuries.
South of Nablus, on Jabal Sabih (Mount Sabih) in the town of Beita, local youths set fire to tires near the illegal colonial outpost erected on the town’s land.
There were no reports of confrontations or injuries.