Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia.
Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, said the soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force against the protesters immediately after they started marching in the town.
He added that the soldiers invaded the home of Zohdi Eshteiwi, and occupied its rooftop, before using it as a firing post.
The soldiers fired several live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs at the Palestinians, who marched while chanting for national unity, and rejecting all attempts to strip them from their rights of liberation and independence, and all their legitimate internationally-guaranteed rights.
Kufur Qaddoum holds ongoing weekly processions against the illegal Annexation Wall and Colonies, and demanding the army to reopen the town’s main road, which was blockaded fifteen years ago, to enable easy access for colonialist settlers driving to and from Kedumim illegal colony, which was built on private Palestinian lands.
Furthermore, the soldiers attacked nonviolent Palestinian protesters near the northern entrance of al-Biereh city, in central West Bank, causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.
In related news, the soldiers attacked protesters in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, causing many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.
In the Gaza Strip, the soldiers killed two Palestinians, including a child, and injured 415 others, during protests access the besieged coastal region.