At least four Palestinians were injured by Israeli occupation forces yesterday during the weekly protest against Israeli settlements, which takes place every Friday in the village of Kafr Qaddum, near Qalqilia city in the northern West Bank.
Co-ordinator of the popular resistance in the village Morad Shtewi said that Israeli soldiers attacked the protesters with live gunfire, rubber-coated rounds, and tear gas, injuring two by gunfire and two others, after they fell on the ground while being chased by the soldiers.
Other protesters also suffered from suffocation due to gas inhalation, and were treated at the scene of the clashes.
Palestinians have been organising a weekly protest in the village every Friday demanding the occupation authorities to reopen the village’s main road, shut down since 2002, as well as demanding an end to the Israeli settlement policy.
Meanwhile, Israeli occupation forces yesterday detained four Palestinians from Tubas districts, in the occupied West Bank. Local sources confirmed that Israeli forces rounded up a Fatah activist after ransacking his house in Al-Eizariya town, southeast of Jerusalem.
The activist was identified as Secretary-General of Fatah branch Sami Abu Ghalieh.
Meanwhile, Israeli forces rounded up three Palestinians after breaking into their houses in Tubas city. Israeli forces frequently raid Palestinian houses almost on a daily basis across the West Bank on the pretext of searching for “wanted” Palestinians, triggering clashes with residents.
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