QALQILIA, Friday, April 22, 2022 (WAFA) – At least four Palestinians were injured by Israeli occupation forces today during the weekly protest in the village of Kafr Qaddum, in the West Bank province of Qalqilia, against Israeli settlement construction.
Morad Shtewi, a local anti-occupation activist, told WAFA that Israeli soldiers attacked the protesters with rubber-coated rounds and tear gas canisters, injuring four of them by rubber-coated rounds and causing many cases of suffocation from gas inhalation.
All of the injured protesters were treated at the scene of the clashes.
Shtewi added that Israeli soldiers indiscriminately fired rubber—coated rounds and stun grenades at residents’ homes, causing many cases of suffocation from teargas inhalation.
For many years, villagers from Kafr Qaddum and neighboring villages have been protesting every Friday against illegal Israeli settlement construction.
Between 500,000 and 600,000 Israelis live in Jewish-only settlements across the occupied Palestinian Territories in violation of international law.