QALQILIA, Friday, February 12, 2021 (WAFA) – At least eight Palestinians were injured by Israeli occupation forces today during the weekly protest against Israeli settlement construction, which takes place every Friday in the village of Kafr Qaddum in the north of the West Bank, local sources said.
Morad Shtewi, coordinator of the popular resistance in the village, told WAFA that Israeli soldiers attacked the protesters by rubber-coated rounds and teargas, injuring eight of them, one of them in the face. Others sustained suffocation from gas inhalation.
The wounded were treated at the scene of the clashes by local medics.
For years, villagers from Kafr Qaddum and neighboring villages have been protesting every Friday against illegal Israeli settlements, and to call on Israeli authorities to reopen the village’s main road, which has been sealed off by the occupation authorities since 2002.