QALQILIA, Saturday, December 12, 2020 (WAFA) – At least one Palestinian protester was injured and many others suffocated from teargas today, as Israeli occupation forces attacked a protest against Israeli settlements 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 occupation soldiers raided the village, clashed with the protesters, and attacked them with rubber-coated rounds and teargas at the protesters, injuring one of them and causing many cases of suffocation from gas inhalation.
The injured were treated at the scene by local medics.
During the raid, the occupation soldiers stormed a house in the village, forced their residents into one room for four hours and demolished some of its internal walls.
For many years, villagers from Kafr Qaddum and neighboring villages have been protesting every week 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.