Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, a young Palestinian man, in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia.

Medical sources said the soldiers shot the young man, 25 years of age, with a rubber-coated steel bullet in the abdomen.

They added that the young man received the needed treatment by local medics, without the need to transfer him to a hospital.

Morad Eshteiwi, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, said the soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force against the protesters, and fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs at them.

The Palestinians, accompanied by international peace activists, have been holding weekly processions against the illegal Israeli colonies and the Annexation Wall, 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.

On Friday evening, the soldiers shot a young man with a live round in the leg, after the army invaded Abu Dis town, east of occupied East Jerusalem.