At least six Palestinians were injured by Israeli occupation forces today during the weekly protest against Israeli settlement construction, in the village of Kufur Qaddoum in the northern West Bank, local sources said.
The procession started in the center of Kufur Qaddoum, where the locals, accompanied by international activists, nonviolently marched while chanting against the ongoing Israeli occupation, its illegal colonies, and escalating violations.
Morad Eshteiwi, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, told WAFA Palestinian News Agency that Israeli soldiers attacked the protesters with live fire, rubber-coated bullets, and teargas, while several youngsters burnt tires and hurled stones at the invading soldiers.
He stated that the soldiers injured six Palestinians, and caused many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.
Eshteiwi added that one of the wounded is a child who was injured by fragments of a live round in the leg.
Some of the injured were treated at the scene while others were moved to the hospital for treatment.
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.