Israeli soldiers attacked, on Friday, the weekly protest in Kufur Qaddoum town, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, and fired gas bombs at the protesters and homes, causing scores of residents to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.
Media coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum Morad Eshteiwy said several military vehicles invaded the town from various directions, before the soldiers stormed homes.
He added that the soldiers also occupied rooftops in the town, and used them to fire dozens of gas bombs on the protesters, causing scores to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.
In addition, the soldiers fired live rounds targeting water tanks, on the rooftop of a home belonging to resident Nasser Roshdy, puncturing one of them.
The Palestinians, accompanied by Israel and international activists, have been holding weekly marches in Kufur Qaddoum to protest the closure of the town’s main road that the army completely sealed 13 years ago to ensure it is only used by Jewish settlers in the nearby illegal colony of Kedumim, built on privately-owned Palestinian lands.