QALQILIA, Friday, December 23, 2022 (WAFA) – At least five Palestinians were injured by Israeli gunfire this afternoon during confrontations with the Israeli occupation forces in the town of Kafr Qaddum, in Qalqilia province, and in the village of Usarin, south of Nablus, according to local sources.
In Kafr Qaddum, four Palestinians were injured by Israeli occupation forces during the weekly anti-colonization protest.
Morad Shtewi, a local anti-occupation activist, told WAFA that Israeli occupation soldiers attacked the protesters with rubber-coated rounds and tear gas canisters, injuring four Palestinians by rubber-coated rounds and causing many cases of suffocation from gas inhalation.
Shtewi added that two journalists were lightly injured after being hit by Israeli teargas canisters while covering the protest. The injured were treated at the scene of the clashes.
Meanwhile, a Palestinian youth was injured by an Israeli rubber-coated round in his chest during confrontations with the Israeli occupation army in the village of Usarin, to the south of Nablus, according to medical sources.
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.