QALQILIA, Friday, June 24, 2022 (WAFA) – At least nine Palestinians were injured by Israeli occupation forces today during the weekly anti-occupation protest in the village of Kafr Qaddum, in the West Bank province of Qalqilia, according to local sources.
Morad Shtewi, a local anti-occupation activist based in the Kafr Qaddum, told WAFA that Israeli soldiers attacked anti-occupation protesters with rubber-coated rounds and tear gas canisters, injuring nine 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, several Palestinian civilians suffocated from teargas inhalation as Israeli occupation forces attacked similar protests in the villages of Qaryut and Beit Dajan, in the occupied West Bank province of Nablus.
Also in Beit Dajan, a Palestinian paramedic was hit by an Israeli teargas canister in his face, and was moved to hospital for treatment, said the Palestinian Red Crescent (PRC).
For many years, villagers from Kafr Qaddum and neighboring villages have been protesting every Friday against illegal Israeli settlement construction.
More than 600,000 Israelis live in Jewish-only settlements across the occupied Palestinian Territories in violation of international law.