Israeli forces shoot, injure 3 Palestinians at weekly Kufur Qaddoum march

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AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): 3 Palestinians were injured, Friday, at the weekly Kufur Qaddoum march in the northern West Bank, after being shot with rubber-coated steel rounds, while dozens more suffocated on tear-gas, during the suppression of the weekly demonstration, the Jerusalem Press reported.

Anti-settlement demonstrations in Kufur Qaddoum have been held every Friday, since 2004, demanding that the occupation authorities open the main road that connects the town with Nablus, to the east, which authorities closed in 2003.

Israeli soldiers attacked the march, firing rubber-coated metal bullets, stun grenades, and tear-gas canisters at demonstrators.

Morad Eshteiwi, coordinator of the popular resistance in the village, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli soldiers fired live rounds, rubber-coated steal rounds and tear-gas canisters towards the protesters, injuring three of them, including a journalist, identified as Mohammad Fawzi.

Many additional protesters suffered the toxic effects of tear-gas inhalation.

 

Source: The news first appeared on the AhlulBayt News Agency, along with the cover photo. 

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