On Friday, Israeli soldiers injured many Palestinians, including a child, during the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.
Morad Eshteiwi, the media spokesperson of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Qalqilia, said the Palestinians marched from the center of the town while chanting against the escalating Israeli violations.
He added that the soldiers fired many live rounds at the protesters, wounding a child, only twelve years of age, in the thigh.
The soldiers also chased a young man, causing him to fall and suffer moderate wounds. The young man and the children have been transferred to a hospital in Qalqilia.
Dozens of Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation and received the needed treatment by the medics.
In 2003, the Israeli occupation authorities closed the main road of the town to local Palestinians and granted full access to the colonial settlers, especially those living in the illegal Kedumim colony, built on expropriated Palestinian lands.
Local Palestinians have gathered every Friday and Saturday for several years in rejection of the closed road, and demand its re-opening, triggering a violent response from the occupation army.
(Source / 18.02.2022)