Occupation Forces Injure Dozens of Palestinian Civilians at Weekly Protests in the West Bank


Dozens of Palestinian civilians were injured, on Friday, when Israeli occupation forces suppressed a number of peaceful protests in various parts of the West Bank, local sources have reported.

Israeli forces suppressed the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of Qalqilia, in the northern occupied West Bank, with rubber-coated steel rounds and tear gas canisters, injuring dozens of non-violent protestors.

At least seven civilians sustained injuries after being shot with steel rounds, including a photojournalist, identified as Yousef Shehadeh, in addition to a 14-year-old child.

Dozens of other demonstrators suffered the toxic effects of tear gas inhalation. All of the wounded were treated at the scene by local medics.

Eshteiwi added that hundreds of locals gathered to demand that the occupation authorities open the main street to the village, which it closed to Palestinian drivers in 2003, for use exclusively by illegal Israeli settlers in nearby colonies.

Participants also marched to express their rejection of the army’s extrajudicial execution of two young men and a child in Nablus city on August 9, 2022.


Kufur Qaddoum – [Kufur Qaddoum/YouTube]

Meanwhile, in the village of Beit Dajan, east of Nablus, in the northern occupied West Bank, soldiers fired tear gas canisters towards non-violent Palestinian protestors who gathered to condemn the ongoing illegal Israeli settlement schemes.

At least five civilians, including a journalist sustained inhalation injuries as a result of tear gas exposure, according to Ahmed Jibril, the director of the Nablus emergency and ambulance services for the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS).

Jibril added that all injuries were treated by the PRCS at the scene of the march.


Beit Dajan – [WAFA/YouTube]

In Beita town, located southeast of Nablus, local youths assembled for the weekly anti-settlement procession, leading to confrontations with the army. No injuries were reported.


Beita – [WAFA/YouTube]

Meanwhile, at the Huwara military checkpoint, south of Nablus, while many vehicles were stopped and waiting to pass through the roadblock, Israeli soldiers opened fire with tear gas, sparking confrontations with Palestinian youths.

At least 56 civilians suffered the toxic effects of tear gas inhalation, at least one young man was transferred to hospital, according to Ahmed Jibril with the Nablus PRCS.

In the central West Bank city of Al-Biereh, northeast of Ramallah, occupation forces opened live fire at Palestinian youths who confronted soldiers at the northern entrance to the city, shooting and injuring one young man.

According to the PRCS, one Palestinian young man sustained a live bullet wound in his thigh, and was subsequently transferred to a local hospital for further medical intervention. His condition was described as moderate.

Furthermore, on Friday evening, soldiers stationed at the western entrance to the village of Tuqu’, south of Bethlehem, in the southern West Bank, fired rubber coated steel rounds, tear gas canisters, and concussion grenades at Palestinians who were demonstrating against the colonies and escalating settler attacks in the area.

Soldiers shot a Palestinian young man in the shoulder with a rubber coated steel round and caused dozens more to sustain inhalation injuries from tear gas exposure, according to local activist, Mustafa Al-Badan.


Tuqu’ – [J Media/Facebook]

In related news, Israeli soldiers stationed at the entrance to Al-Shuhada Street, in the Bab al-Zawiya area in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, fired tear gas canisters and concussion grenades at local Palestinian youths who confronted the soldiers.

The youths burned rubber tires and hurled rocks at the heavily armed occupation soldiers. There were no reports of any injuries.


Hebron – [WAFA/YouTube]


Beita & Beit Dajan – [Palestine TV/Facebook]

Beit Dajan – [J Media/Facebook]

Kufur Qaddoum – [Palestine TV/Facebook]

Sources: Wall & Colonization Resistance Commission, Quds Press, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA, WAFA

Photo: Thaer Fakhoury via J Media


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