On Friday, Israeli soldiers shot ten Palestinians and caused dozens to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation during the weekly process in Kufur Qaddoum, east of Qalqilia, in the northwestern part of the occupied West Bank.

The Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall & Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum said dozens of Palestinians and international peace activists marched from the center of the town, chanting against the illegal Israeli occupation, constant violations, and the ongoing illegal colonialist activities.

The Committee added that the soldiers fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs and stormed homes before occupying their rooftops to use as firing posts and monitoring towers.

It said the soldiers shot ten Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets, including one in the abdomen, and caused dozens to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

Palestinian villagers from Kufur Qaddoum and the surrounding area, have rallied every Friday since 2003 demanding that the Israeli occupation authorities reopen the road.

Israeli colonists from the nearby illegal “Kedumin” settlement, established on expropriated 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.