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Occupation forces attack weekly protest in Kafr Qaddum

QALQILIA, Friday, August 28, 2020 (WAFA) – At least one Palestinian was injured by Israeli occupation forces today as the forces attacked the weekly protest against Israeli settlements, which takes place every Friday in the village of Kafr Qaddum in the northern West Bank, local sources said.

Morad Shtewi, an official in charge of the popular resistance file in the village, told WAFA that Israeli soldiers fired rubber-coated rounds and teargas at the protesters, injuring one of them by rubber-coated rounds. Others also sustained suffocation from gas inhalation.

The injured was treated at the scene by local medics.

For many years, villagers from Kafr Qaddum and neighboring villages have been protesting every Friday against illegal Israeli settlements, as well as to call on Israeli authorities to reopen the village’s main road, which has been sealed off by the occupation authorities since 2002.

Shtewi said another Palestinian young man was injured when an explosive device, which was recently planted by the occupation forces in the village, detonated during today's protest.


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