QALQILIA, Friday, September 2, 2022 (WAFA) – At least 12 Palestinians were injured by Israeli occupation forces today during the weekly protests against Israeli settlement construction and expansion in the village of Kafr Qaddum, in the West Bank province of Qalqilia, and in the village of Beit Dajan, near Nablus, local and medical sources said.
In Kafr Qaddum, Israeli occupation soldiers attacked the protesters with rubber-coated rounds and tear gas canisters, injuring seven of them by rubber-coated rounds and causing many cases of suffocation from gas inhalation.
In Beit Dajan village, five Palestinians were injured by Israeli rubber-coated rounds, while at least 23 others suffered suffocation from gas inhalation.
All of the injured protesters were treated at the scenes of the clashes.
For many years, villagers from Kafr Qaddum and neighboring villages have been holding weekly protests every Friday against illegal Israeli settlement construction.
More than 650,000 Israeli settlers live in Jewish-only settlements across the occupied Palestinian Territories in violation of international law.