Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and injured two Palestinians and one Israeli peace activist.

Morad Eshteiwi, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, said the soldiers surrounded the village and fired a barrage of gas bombs at the protesters and several surrounding homes.

He added that many youngsters hurled stones at the soldiers, who were trying to invade the village, while the army fired many live rounds, gas bombs, concussion grenades, and rubber-coated steel bullets at random.

Medical sources in Kufur Qaddoum said the soldiers injured a Palestinian, identified as Amin Eshteiwi, and an Israeli peace activist, with sponge-tipped bullets, before they were rushed to a hospital.
In addition, a Palestinian woman with a heart defect suffered the effects of teargas inhalation in her homes, and was rushed to a hospital.

Eshteiwi stated that the procession was attended by hundreds of Palestinians, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activists, who marched chanting against the ongoing illegal Israeli occupation, its escalating violations, and colonies.

Kufur Qaddoum witnesses frequent Israeli invasions, assaults and abductions as it continues to hold its weekly nonviolent processions against the illegal Annexation Wall and colonies, and against the closure of the main road, which was blockaded by the military fifteen years ago, to enable easy access for colonialist settlers driving to and from the Kedumim colony, built on private Palestinian lands.