Israeli soldiers invaded, Friday, Kufur Qaddoum town, in the northern West Bank district of Qalqilia, and attacked dozens of residents holding the weekly nonviolent protest, causing many to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

Morad Eshteiwy, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said dozens of soldiers invaded the town, and fired rubber-coated steel bullets, sponge-tipped bullets, and gas bombs, causing dozens, including children, to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

He added that an Israeli truck sprayed a power transformer with waste-water mixed with chemicals, causing a complete power blackout for several hours.

Eshteiwy also said the soldiers sprayed many homes with wastewater, in addition to targeting a number of homes, and several media vehicles, with gas bombs.

Kufur Qaddoum A 08122016The Palestinians in Kufur Qaddoum have been holding weekly protest for 14 consecutive years after the Israeli army closed the main town road to all Palestinians in order to grant the illegal settlers easy access to Kedumim colony, built on privately-owned Palestinian lands.