On Friday, Israeli soldiers shot two Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets and caused many to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation during the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of Qalqilia in the West Bank’s northern part.
Morad Eshteiwy, the media spokesperson of the Popular Committee in Qalqilia, said the Palestinians marched carrying Palestinian flags and chanting against the ongoing illegal Israeli occupation and its colonialist activities, especially the dangerously escalating attacks by the colonizers against the Palestinians, their homes, lands, and their holy sites.
Eshteiwi stated that soldiers shot two Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets and caused many to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation before the medics treated them for their wounds.
He added that after the army invaded the town, several protesters burnt tires and hurled stones at the soldiers, who also stormed homes and occupied their rooftops to use as firing posts and monitoring towers.
The soldiers also fired live rounds at a Palestinian car, causing damage and puncturing its tires.
The Palestinians hold weekly processions in Kufur Qaddoum, demanding the army to reopen the town’s main entrance, blockaded 19 years ago to allow easy access to illegal colonizers driving to and from Kedumim colony, built on stolen Palestinians.