Israeli Army Injures Dozens of Palestinians in Kufur Qaddoum, Beita, and Beit Dajan Protests


Israeli forces attacked, on Friday, a number of non-violent demonstrations in various parts of the occupied West Bank, injuring dozens of Palestinian protestors, according to local sources.

At the weekly demonstration in the northern West Bank village of Kufur Qaddoum, east of Qalqilia, occupation forces shot 9 Palestinians, including 2 children with rubber-coated steel rounds.

The army fired tear gas at the peaceful march which began after the Friday prayer, causing at least 40 more to suffer the toxic effects of tear gas inhalation. Palestinian Red Crescent Society treated those wounded on the scene of the protest.

Palestinian youths confronted the soldiers by burning tires to obstruct the soldiers’ view, using slingshots to hurl rocks and throw tear gas canisters back towards the attacking occupation army.

For many years Palestinians in the area have held weekly marches to demand that Israel reopen the main road to the village that the occupation authorities closed in 2003 for the exclusive use of the illegal colonists in nearby settlements.

The closure of the road forces the local Palestinian citizens to take alternate routes to travel east to Nablus city, the nearest major commercial center, compounding their suffering under Israeli military occupation.

Sources added that soldiers ambushed and assaulted two Palestinian young men near the iron gate in the village of Hableh, southeast of Qalqilia city.

Occupation forces attacked, on Friday, Palestinian youths who gathered to express their rejection of the continued colonization of their land, in Beita town, south of Nablus, in the northern West Bank, injuring dozens.

Protestors performed the Friday prayer on the nearby Mount Sabih which is under the threat of a settler takeover, and confronted the soldiers who fired rubber-coated steel rounds, concussion grenades, and tear gas canisters, causing dozens of inhalation injuries.

In Beit Dajan village, located east of Nablus, locals demonstrated against the illegal colonization of Palestinian lands.

Occupation soldiers opened fire toward the non-violent demonstrators with tear gas canisters, which caused 18 people to suffer the toxic effects of tear gas.

Beit Dajan – Ayman Nubani / WAFA

Sources: Quds Press , Colonization & Wall Resistance Commission

Photo: Kufur Qaddoum

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