Days Of Palestine – West Bank
At least five Palestinians, including a photojournalist, were injured by Israeli occupation forces today during the weekly protest against Israeli settlement construction, in the village of Kafr Qaddum in the northern West Bank, local sources said.
Morad Shtewi, coordinator of the popular resistance in the village, told that Israeli soldiers attacked the protesters by rubber-coated rounds and teargas, injuring five of them, including Nedal Shtayyeh who works as a photojournalist with Xinhua Agency. The injured were treated at the scene.
For years, villagers from Kafr Qaddum and neighboring villages have been protesting every Friday against illegal Israeli settlements, and to call on Israeli authorities to reopen the village’s main road which has been sealed off by the occupation authorities since 2002.