Israeli forces opened fire, on Friday, at Palestinian protesters taking part in the weekly march in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of Qalqilia in the northern occupied West Bank according to a local official.
Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the popular resistance committee stated that soldiers fired rubber-coated steel rounds injuring two young men, in addition to firing tear gas canisters, causing dozens to suffer the toxic effects of tear gas inhalation.
Palestinian demonstrators burned tires to obstruct the soldiers’ view and used slingshots to throw tear gas canisters back towards the attacking army.
In 2003, occupation authorities closed the main road of Kufur Qaddoum town, and Palestinian citizens from surrounding villages have rallied every week since then, demanding the authorities reopen the road.
Israeli colonists from the nearby illegal Kedumin settlement, established on expropriated Palestinian-owned lands, have full access to the street, while Palestinians are forced to take longer routes to Nablus city, the nearest major commercial center, prolonging travel time, causing undue hardship.
~ Wall & Colonization Resistance Commission
Video from Kufur Qaddoum