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 witnesses.

They told the Palestinian News & Information Agency (WAFA) that soldiers fired rubber-coated steel rounds and tear gas, shooting and injuring four protesters and causing several people to suffer the toxic effects of tear gas inhalation.

WAFA added that several of the wounded were transferred to nearby hospital for medical intervention, while others were treated at the scene.

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 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.

Post from Kufur Qaddoum

Post from Kufur Qaddoum