Violent confrontations flared up on Saturday afternoon when Israeli occupation forces (IOF) violently dispersed a peaceful Palestinian demonstration in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of Qalqilia, local sources said .

The Palestinian Information Center reported that the IOF attacked the peaceful demonstrators by firing rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas canisters at them.

Every week the Palestinian residents of the northern occupied West Bank village of Kufur Qaddoum stage a demonstration on Friday and Saturday to protest illegal Israeli settlements and call for opening the village’s main road which has been closed for 17 years.