Days of Palestine

Friday, March 24

IOF injures dozens of Palestinians in West Bank protests

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Days Of Palestine – West Bank

Dozens of Palestinian citizens were wounded on Friday when Israeli occupation forces (IOF) quelled weekly marches in the West Bank.

Local sources said that violent confrontations broke out between Palestinian demonstrators and IOF soldiers in Kafr Qaddum village east of Qalqilya City.

The IOF attacked the peaceful protesters with live ammunition, rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas canisters injuring a number of them.

The Palestinian residents of Kafr Qaddum take to the streets every Friday to protest the settlement expansion on their lands and call on the Israeli occupation authorities to open the village's main road which has been closed for about 16 years.

Other clashes were reported between Palestinian youths and IOF soldiers at the northern and southern entrances to Qalqilya City.

Eyewitnesses said that the IOF fired rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas canisters at the youths who responded by throwing stones.

Meanwhile, a Palestinian woman was wounded after the IOF opened fire at a Palestinian car near Tulkarem.

Local sources said that a woman in her fifties suffered moderate injuries in the upper part of her body after the IOF opened fire at the car which she was inside at a checkpoint near Tulkarem.

The woman was rushed to a hospital for treatment. No further details were given on the incident.