QALQILIA, Friday, September 04, 2020 (WAFA) – Dozens of Palestinians suffocated from teargas today as Israeli occupation forces attacked the weekly protest against Israeli settlements, which takes place every Friday in the village of Kafr Qaddum in the north of the occupied 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, causing many cases of suffocation from gas inhalation.
The injured was treated at the scene by local medics.
The protesters chanted slogans praising yesterday's meeting of the secretary-generals of the Palestinians factions, led by President Mahmoud Abbas, which laid the ground for joint national action towards the fulfillment of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people.
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.