QALQILIA, Friday, January 6, 2023 (WAFA) – At least two Palestinians were injured by Israeli occupation forces today during the weekly anti-colonization protest in the village of Kafr Qaddum, in the West Bank province of Qalqilia, local sources said.
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 two Palestinians by rubber-coated rounds and causing many cases of suffocation from gas inhalation among civilians, including children.
The injured protesters were treated at the scene by local medics.
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.