Israeli Forces Injure Dozens of Palestinians at Protests in the Northern West Bank

Israeli occupation forces attacked, on Friday, several non-violent protests in the West Bank, including Kufur Qaddoum, Burqa, Huwara, Beita, and Beit Dajan, injuring dozens of Palestinian demonstrators, and one international activist, according to local sources.

East of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, in the village of Kufur Qaddoum, Israeli forces attacked, on Friday, the weekly procession with tear gas and rubber-coated steel rounds, injuring dozens.

According to local activist, Morad Eshteiwi, occupation soldiers fired rubber-coated steel rounds, shooting and injuring four young men, and caused dozens more to suffer the toxic effects of tear gas inhalation.

Eshteiwi added that all of the injured were treated at the scene by local medics.

Palestinian youths burned tires, used slingshots to hurl rocks, and threw tear gas canisters back towards the invading army.

Local villagers have held weekly marches against the continued expansion of the illegal Israeli settlements and the closure of the main road into the village, which has been closed off to Palestinians since 2003, for the benefit of illegal colonists.

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Friday, Palestinian civilians in the village of Burqa, northwest of Nablus city, in the northern occupied West Bank, injuring dozens.

According to the director of the Ambulance and Emergency Services at the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) Ahmed Jibril, soldiers shot and injured ten Palestinian civilians with rubber-coated steel rounds, one person sustained a shrapnel injury, while fifty-one suffered the toxic effects of tear gas inhalation.

In Huwara town, south of Nablus, Israeli forces opened fire with live rounds, concussion grenades, rubber-coated steel rounds, tear gas canisters, injuring dozens, including two who soldiers pepper sprayed.

Jibril stated that soldiers shot and injured one young man with a live round in the foot, while another sustained a fractured leg as a result of being struck with a concussion grenade, they were transferred to hospital for medical intervention.

Soldiers shot and injured nine Palestinian protestors with rubber-coated steel rounds, two of whom were transferred to hospital for treatment, in addition to another two civilians who sustained burns from pepper spray, they were also transferred to hospital.

At least forty-six more civilians suffered inhalation injuries from tear gas, including those who sustained burns.

In Beita town, southeast of Nablus, soldiers suppressed the weekly peaceful demonstration in rejection of the ongoing colonization of occupied Palestinian lands, fired rubber-coated steel rounds and tear gas canisters, injuring dozens.

According to Ahmed Jibril, Israeli soldiers shot and injured five demonstrators with rubber-coated steel rounds, including an international activist, six people sustained burn injuries, and 36 Palestinian civilians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.

In Beit Dajan village, east of Nablus, occupation soldiers fired rubber-coated steel rounds and tear gas canisters at the weekly march against the illegal settlement activities in the West Bank, injuring dozens.

Ahmed Jibril stated that two Palestinian civilians were shot and injured with rubber-coated steel rounds, one sustained a burn injury after being directly targeted with a tear gas canister, and twenty-one more suffered inhalation injuries as a result of exposure to tear gas.

Huwara – WAFA


Photo: Kufur Qaddoum

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