On Saturday evening, Israeli soldiers shot two Palestinians during the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum, east of Qalqilia, in the northwestern West Bank.

Media sources said the Palestinians were holding the weekly procession and marching in their town when the soldiers invaded it and attacked the protesters with live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.

They added that the soldiers shot two young men with rubber-coated steel bullets in their legs.

Kufur Qaddoum is subject to constant Israeli violations and invasions by the soldiers and the paramilitary colonizers.

The Palestinians have held weekly processions in Kufur Qaddoum since 2003, demanding the army to reopen the town’s main entrance, blockaded 19 years ago to allow easy access to illegal colonizers driving to and from Kedumim colony, built on stolen Palestinians.

Israeli colonists from the nearby illegal “Kedumin” settlement, established on expropriated 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.