Israeli soldiers injured, Saturday, at least five Palestinians, including a paramedic, during the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia.
Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, said the protesters marched from the center of the village, while chanting slogans against the ongoing illegal Israeli occupation, its colonies, and violations.
He added that several army jeeps invaded Kufur Qaddoum and attacked the protesters with sponge-tipped bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades.
Five Palestinians, including a medic, were shot with the sponge-tipped bullets, and many others suffered the effects of teargas inhalation. They all received the needed treatment by local medics.
This week’s protests came in condemnation of Israel’s illegal expansion and construction of its colonies, as well as the escalating violations against the Palestinian people, their homes, lands, and holy sites.
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 eighteen years ago, to enable easy access for colonialist settlers driving to and from the Kedumim colony, built on private Palestinian lands.