Israeli soldiers shot Palestinian demonstrators, Friday, with rubber-coated steel bullets and tear-gas canisters in Kafr Qaddoum, in the northern occupied West Bank District of Qalqilia.
The coordinator of the weekly marches, Murad Ishteiwi, told Ma’an News Agency that two Palestinians were injured with rubber-coated steel bullets, while many more suffered the effects of tear-gas inhalation.
One protester was reportedly transferred to hospital for treatment, while the rest were treated on site.
Weekly protests in Kafr Qaddoum began in 2011, to condemn Israel’s illegal land confiscation, and to object to the closure of the main road into Nablus, which is the nearest economic center.
The road has been closed off to Palestinians since 2003, when Israel expanded the illegal colonial settlement of Kedumim.
Ishteiwi stated that Israeli forces occupied two Palestinian rooftops, in order to view the protesters, in addition to taking pictures of many of the protesters.