Occupation forces attack weekly Kafr Qaddum protest

At least one Palestinian was injured by Israeli occupation forces today during the weekly protest against Israeli settlement construction, which takes place every Friday 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 WAFA that Israeli soldiers attacked the protesters by rubber-coated rounds and teargas, injuring  one of them in the hand and causing many cases of suffocation from gas inhalation.

All of the wounded were treated at the scene of the protest by local medics.

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For years, villagers from Kafr Qaddum and neighboring villages have been protesting on Fridays 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.

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