On Friday, Israeli soldiers injured dozens of Palestinians in Nablus, Qalqilia, and Jenin, in the occupied West Bank.
Medical sources in Nablus, in the northern West Bank, said the soldiers shot four Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets and caused dozens to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation in Qaryout village, south of the city.
The soldiers also shot two young men with rubber-coated steel bullets and caused dozens to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation in Kufur Qaddoum, east of Qalqilia city in the northwestern West Bank.
Last week, the army attacked the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum, shot three Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets, and caused dozens to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.
The Palestinians have held weekly processions in Kufur Qaddoum since 2003, demanding the army to reopen the town’s main entrance, blockaded 19 years ago to allow easy access to illegal colonizers driving to and from Kedumim colony, built on stolen Palestinians.
Israeli colonists from the nearby illegal “Kidumim” settlement, established on illegally confiscated Palestinian lands, have full access to the street, while Palestinians are forced to take longer routes to Nablus city, the nearest major commercial center, causing undue hardship.
In Beit Dajan, east of the northern West bank city of Nablus, the soldiers attacked the weekly procession and fired many live rounds, gas bombs, and rubber-coated steel bullets.
The Mountain, owned by the Palestinians, has significant strategic importance, especially since if the colonizers occupied it, the colony would lead to the annexation of 20 Dunams of Palestinian lands and would also lead to the isolation of a large area of Palestinian lands.
Furthermore, paramilitary Israeli colonizers assaulted and injured a Palestinian man in Burqa village, west of Nablus.
In Jenin, in the northern West Bank, the soldiers invaded Faqqu’a village, northeast of the city, leading to protests, and fired many rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades.
The army also invaded the villages of Jalboun, Arbouna, Al-Jalama, Beit Qad and Deir Ghazala, and conducted massive searches of homes, buildings and lands.