Days of Palestine

Saturday, April 1

Israeli forces suppress Kafr Qaddum march, injuries reported

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Days of Palestine – Qalqilya

A number of citizens, including two photojournalists, were injured today, Friday (2-4), as a result of the Israeli occupation forces' suppression of the weekly march of Kafr Qaddum, east of Qalqilya.

Eyewitnesses reported that the Israeli occupation forces suppressed the peaceful march, and fired "rubber" and "sponge" bullets, stun grenades, and poison gas at the participants.

The witnesses indicated that the occupation's suppression resulted in the injury of two "squishy" bullets to the photojournalists Bashar Nazzal and Abdullah Shteiwi, in addition to the suffocation of a number of citizens, who were treated in the field.

The weekly Kafr Qaddum march against the wall and settlement continues, calling for the opening of the main street that has closed the village for 18 years.

The importance of the closed entrance to the village is that it is the passage that connects Kafr Qaddum and its environs from the Palestinian villages and towns, which causes great suffering to the citizens.

Every Friday and Saturday march denouncing settlement activity in different areas of the West Bank, and the participants perform Friday prayers on threatened lands, amid the outbreak of confrontations during the occupation forces' suppression of these marches.