QALQILIA, Friday, September 23, 2022 (WAFA) – At least eleven Palestinians were injured by Israeli occupation forces today, including a child, during the weekly protest against Israeli settlement construction and expansion in the village of Kafr Qaddum, in the West Bank province of Qalqilia, local sources said.
They told WAFA that Israeli occupation soldiers attacked the protesters with gunfire and rubber-coated rounds and tear gas canisters, injuring a child by a bullet in his thigh bone and 10 others by rubber-coated rounds. Cases of suffocation from gas inhalation were also reported.
All of the injured protesters were treated at the scene of the confrontations.
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.