On Saturday, Israeli soldiers shot two Palestinians in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of Qalqilia, in the occupied West Bank’s northwestern part.

Media sources said several army jeeps invaded the town, leading to protests, especially around the local Omar Bin Al-Khattab Mosque.

They added that the soldiers shot two young men with rubber-coated steel bullets and caused many Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.

On Friday, the soldiers attacked the weekly anti-settlement march in the village of Kufur Qaddoum, east of Qalqilia, in the northwestern part of the occupied West Bank, injuring dozens of Palestinians.

Palestinian villagers from Kufur Qaddoum and the surrounding area, have rallied every Friday since 2003 demanding that the Israeli occupation authorities reopen the road.

Israeli colonists from the nearby illegal “Kedumin” colony, illegally established on stolen Palestinian lands, have full access to the street, while Palestinians are forced to take longer routes to Nablus city, the nearest major commercial center, causing undue hardship.