Israeli forces attacked, on Friday, the weekly demonstration in the northern West Bank village of Kufur Qaddoum, east of Qalqilia city, injuring five Palestinians with rubber-coated steel rounds, the Palestinian Information Center reported.

Morad Eshteiwi, the Coordinator of the Popular Resistance in Kufur Qaddoum, said that five Palestinian protesters were shot with rubber-coated metal bullets, two of whom were transferred to hospital after being shot in the head and back.

The three remaining shooting injuries were treated on the scene, as were the inhalation injuries from tear-gas fired by Israeli forces.

Eshteiwi stated that Israeli soldiers attacked the civilian led march by firing concussion grenades and tear-gas canisters in addition to metal rounds.

He added that more than 100 Israeli troops invaded the village and fired tear-gas canisters indiscriminately at cars and civilian homes.

The weekly Kufur Qaddoum demonstration has been attended by locals every Friday as a means to express their rejection of illegal Israeli settlements, and to insist that the main road, which was closed by the Israeli occupation in 2003, be reopened to Palestinian residents.

Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported that two windshields of Palestinian-owned vehicles were damaged by tear-gas canisters.

Eshteiwi said that the march, which has been ongoing for a decade, will continue, in the face of all forms of repression, until its goals are fully realised.

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[The moment a young man was shot by the occupation during march today
One soldier shot the other tried to arrest him]

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