Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly protest in Kufur Qaddoum, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, leading to clashes between the army and dozens of local youngsters.

The Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum said the procession this week was dubbed “Allahu Akbar” (God is the greatest), and comes to protest the Israeli decision barring the calls for prayers in various mosques, including Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem.

The soldiers were extensively deployed at the main entrance of Kufur Qaddoum and around it, and fired dozens of gas bombs, in addition to several live rounds and rubber-coated steel bullets on the protesters.

qaddoum_proMedical sources said scores of residents suffered severe effects of teargas inhalation, especially since the soldiers used weapons that fire many gas bombs at once.