Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly protest against the Annexation Wall and colonies in Kufur Qaddoum village, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, causing scores of protesters to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.
The Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum said a large military force, accompanied by armored vehicles and bulldozers, invaded Kufur Qaddoum and assaulted the protesters with a barrage of gas bombs, concussion grenades and rubber-coated metal bullets.
The Committee added that scores of protesters suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation, and received the need treatment by Red Crescent medics.
The protesters marched in solidarity with all hunger striking Palestinian detainees, especially Mahmoud Balboul and his brother Mohammad, who are facing serious health complications.
They called for massive support, locally and internationally, to the detainees in Israeli prisons and detention centers, especially those holding hunger strikes demanding an end to their illegal Administrative Detention without charges or trial.
Clashes took place between the invading soldiers, and many local youths, who hurled stones and empty bottles on the military vehicles, and burnt car tires in an attempt to block the advancement of the army vehicles.
Last night, several Israeli military vehicles invaded Kufur Qaddoum from many direction, and drove in its neighborhoods, in addition to attempting to ambush many youngsters.
Also Friday, dozens of Palestinian residents, accompanied by Israeli and international peace activist, marched against the illegal Israeli Annexation Wall and colonies in Bil’in village, near Ramallah. This week’s protest comes in solidarity with hunger-striking detainees.