Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession against the Annexation Wall and colonies, in Kufur Qaddoum village, east of Qalqilia, in northern West Bank, wounding several protesters, including an international peace activist.
Morad Eshteiwi, the media coordinator of the Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum, said the soldiers fired many rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades at the nonviolent protesters.
He added that an international activist was shot with a rubber-coated steel bullet, and received treatment at the local clinic.
Several protesters suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, and were treated by local medics at the scene.
Eshteiwi added that the soldiers invaded many homes, and occupied their rooftops before using them as firing posts.
Last week, the soldiers attacked the procession in Kufur Qaddoum and installed sand hills closing several roads, which remained closed since then.
Kufur Qaddoum witnesses frequent Israeli invasions, assaults and abductions as it continues to hold is weekly nonviolent processions against the illegal Annexation Wall and colonies, and against the closure of the main road, which was blockaded by the military fifteen years ago, to enable easy access for colonialist settlers driving to and from the Kedumim colony, built on private Palestinian lands.
(Source / 20.10.2018)