QALQILIA, Friday, May 17, 2019 (WAFA) – At least four Palestinians were injured, including a child, by Israeli occupation forces who attacked the weekly anti-settlements protest in the village of Kafr Qaddum, near Qalqilia city in the northern West Bank, local sources said.
Morad Shtewi, coordinator of the popular resistance in the village, told WAFA that Israeli soldiers attacked the protesters by rubber-coated rounds, injuring four protesters and causing many cases of suffocation from gas inhalation. Two of the injured were moved to hospital while the other two were treated at the scene.
Almost every Friday, villagers from Kafr Qaddum and neighboring villages organize a nonviolent protest on Fridays against illegal Israeli settlements, and to call on Israeli authorities to reopen the village’s main road, which has been sealed by the occupation authorities since 2002.
In the meantime, Israeli forces attacked Palestinians taking part in a rally in the village of Ni‘lin, to the west of Ramallah, against the Israeli apartheid wall. Several protesters sustained suffocation from gas inhalation.