QALQILIA, Friday, May 06, 2022 (WAFA) – At least six Palestinians were injured by Israeli occupation forces today during the weekly anti-occupation protests in the village of Kafr Qaddum, in the West Bank province of Qalqilia, and in the town of Beita in Nablus province, according to local sources.
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.
Meantime, two Palestinian children were injured by Israeli rubber-coated round during the weekly protest against Israeli settlements, which took place in the town of Beita in the West Bank province of Nablus.
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.