Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession against the Annexation Wall and colonies in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and injured six Palestinians, including two children.
Morad Eshteiwi, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum, said the soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force against the protesters, by firing many rubber-coated steel bullets, high-velocity gas bombs and concussion grenades.
Many Palestinian youngsters started throwing stones at the invading soldiers, who fired a few live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.
Eshteiwi added that the soldiers injured two children and four young men, before local medics of the Palestinian Red Crescent provided treatment to them, without the need for hospitalization.
The soldiers also ambushed many protesters in an attempt to abduct them but were unable to do so.
Kufur Qaddoum witnesses frequent Israeli invasions, assaults and abductions as it continues to hold its weekly nonviolent processions against the illegal Annexation Wall and colonies, and against the closure of the main road, which was blockaded by the military sixteen years ago, to enable easy access for colonialist settlers driving to and from the Kedumim colony, built on private Palestinian lands.
(Source / 02.05.2020)