At least four Palestinians were injured today, one of them critically, after Israeli occupation forces attacked dozens of activists protesting in the village of Kafr Qaddum, near the city of Qalqilia in the occupied West Bank, against the Israeli colonial settlements.
Morad Shtewi, coordinator of the popular resistance in the village, said Israeli soldiers fired rubber-coated rounds and teargas at the protesters, injuring four of them. One of the four injured, an 18-year-old teenager, was reportedly hit by a rubber-coated bullet in the head and was rushed to a nearby hospital, where his condition was described as critical.
The other three cases were moderate, and were treated at the scene by local medics.
Soldiers also fired teargas canisters and stun grenades at the protesters, causing many cases of suffocation from gas inhalation.
For years, the village of Kafr Qaddum has been at the heart of a national campaign protesting against the Israeli colonial settlement activities in the occupied West Bank. Almost every day and especially on Fridays, clashes erupt between Israeli occupation forces and Palestinian protesters in the village.