Days of Palestine – Nablus
Dozens of civilians were injured on Saturday by metal bullets and tear gas canisters during the clashes that erupted with the Israeli occupation forces in Qusra and Kafr Qaddum towns in the northern West Bank.
Local sources reported that clashes broke out between Qusra’s inhabitants and Israeli occupation forces after they stormed the town to protect a group of Jewish settlers who were attacking two poultry farms near the town.
Qusra’s inhabitants confronted the settlers and threw stones at them after calls for confronting the settlers were raised through the mosques’ loudspeakers. Then, Israeli occupation forces stormed the area to secure protection for the settlers, according to the sources.
Israeli occupation forces fired rubber-coated metal bullets, sound bombs and tear gas canisters which resulted in the suffocation of dozens of citizens.
Jewish settlers had attacked and destroyed chicken farms in Qusra and attacked farmers in the Ras Al-Nakhi area of the town's lands.
In Kafr Qaddum, east of Qalqilya, five civilians were wounded with metal bullets during the clashes that erupted after Israeli occupation forces quelled the weekly anti-settlement march that demands the opening of the village main street, which has been closed for 17 years.
Qusra and Kafr Qaddum towns are subjected to repeated attacks by Israeli occupation forces and Jewish settlers.
Qusra town has recorded more than 100 attacks by Jewish settlers over recent years during which they burned fields, trees, vehicles and a mosque.