QALQILIA, Friday, February 1, 2019 (WAFA) – Israeli forces on Friday injured two protesters after attacking the weekly anti-settlements protest in the village of Kafr Qaddum, near Qalqilia city in the northern West Bank, local sources said.
Morad Shtewi, coordinator of the popular resistance in the village, said Israeli soldiers raided the village and mounted the rooftops of many homes after smashing their gates. The soldiers used the rooftops of homes as firing outposts to attack the protesters.
At least two of the protesters were injured in the shoulder and hand respectively. Others also suffocated from teargas fired by the soldiers. The injured were treated at the scene.
Almost every Friday, villagers from Kafr Qaddum and nearby towns organize a nonviolent protest against illegal Israeli settlements, and to call on Israeli authorities to reopen the village’s main road, which has been sealed by the occupation authorities for 15 years.