On Friday, Israeli soldiers shot Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets and caused many to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation during the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum, east of Qalqilia, in the occupied West Bank’s northwestern part. The army also abducted two Palestinians near Salfit.
The Palestinians and international peace activists marched in the town, carrying Palestinian flags and chanting against the ongoing illegal Israeli occupation, colonialist activities, and ongoing violations.
The army attacked the protesters with rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades, leading to protests.
The soldiers shot four Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets before the medics rushed one to a hospital, while many were treated for the effects of tear gas inhalation, including some in their homes.
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 “Kedumin” 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 related news, the army abducted two Palestinians, Firas Thiab and Ali Jamal Thiab, during the weekly procession against the illegal Israeli colonialist activities in Deir Istiya town west of Salfit in the central West Bank.
Furthermore, the soldiers injured many Palestinians, three internationals including one reporter, during the weekly procession against the illegal Israeli colonialist activities in Beit Dajan village, east of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank’s northern part.