QALQILIA, Friday, September 9, 2022 (WAFA) – At least six Palestinians were lightly 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 villages of Beita and Beit Dajan in Nablus province, according to local sources.
Morad Shtewi, a local anti-occupation activist based in the village of Kafr Qaddum, told WAFA that Israeli soldiers attacked anti-occupation protesters with rubber-coated rounds and tear gas canisters, injuring 4 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 said the march was held in protest of Israel’s medical negligence of prisoner Nasser Abu Hmeid, a Palestinian prisoner and cancer patient serving a life sentence in Israeli prisons and who’s said to be battling death.
Meantime, two Palestinian civilians were injured by Israeli rubber-coated rounds during the weekly protest against Israeli settlements, which took place in the village of Beit Dajan in the West Bank province of Nablus.
A similar protest also took place in the village of Beita, nearby, where cases of suffocation from teargas inhalation among Palestinian protesters were reported.
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.