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Occupation forces injure four Palestinians during West Bank protests

RAMALLAH, Friday, April 16, 2021 (WAFA) – At least four Palestinians were injured by Israeli rubber-coated bullets today during protests and subsequent clashes with the Israeli occupation forces in the villages of Beit Dajan and Kafr Qaddum in the occupied West Bank, according to witnesses.

In Beit Dajan village, east of Nablus city, Israeli occupation soldiers fired rubber-coated steel rounds and stun grenades at Palestinians holding a weekly demonstration against the colonial Israeli settlement activities and Israel's ongoing theft of Palestinian land. At least three were injured, while many others sustained suffocation from gas inhalation.

The wounded were treated at the scene of the clashes by local medics.

In the meantime, at least one Palestinian was injured by the Israeli occupation forces today during the weekly protest against Israeli settlement construction, which takes place every week in the village of Kafr Qaddum in the northern West Bank.

Israeli soldiers attacked the protesters by rubber-coated rounds and teargas, injuring  a man in the back and causing many cases of suffocation from gas inhalation. All of the wounded were treated at the scene.

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.



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