QALQILIA, Friday, December 25, 2020 (WAFA) – At least two Palestinians were injured today when Israeli occupation forces attacked the weekly protest against colonial Israeli settlements, which took place in the village of Kafr Qaddum, near the city of Qalqilia in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources.
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 two of them, including a 10-year-old in his hand. Others also sustained suffocation from gas inhalation.
The injured were 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.