Two Palestinians were injured by gunfire today and four others by rubber-coated rounds as 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 live bullets, injuring two Palestinians in the foot and knee respectively. One of the two wounded was detained by the attacking Israeli forces and taken to an unknown destination.
He added that a third protester was injured and sustained fractures in his foot as the soldiers chased him and other protesters. A fourth, a paramedic, was also injured by Israeli rubber-coated rounds while trying to help one of the wounded.
For years, the village of Kafr Qaddum has been at the heart of a national campaign against the Israeli colonial settlement activities in the occupied West Bank. Almost every other day, clashes erupt between Palestinian protesters and Israeli occupation forces in the village.