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12-year-old injured by live gunfire as Israeli forces quell protest

QALQILIYA, Friday, February 18, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli troops Friday afternoon forcibly quelled an anti-settlement rally in Kafr Qaddum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqiliya, according to local sources.

Coordinator of the Popular Resistance in the town, Murad Ishteiwi, said that Israeli soldiers opened fire on the participants of the rally, hitting a 12-year-old boy by a live round in the thigh and causing another protestor to sustain wounds due to falling from a high place after being chased by the soldiers.

Both casualties were rushed to a hospital for treatment.

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.


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