Occupation forces injure 15 Palestinians in Beita, Kafr Qaddum


At least 15 Palestinians were injured by Israeli occupation forces today during the weekly anti-occupation protests in the village of Kafr Qaddum, in the West Bank province of Qalqilia, and in the town of Beita in Nablus province, according to local sources. Morad Shtewi, a local anti-occupation activist based in the village of Kafr Qaddum, told WAFA that Israeli soldiers attacked anti-occupation protesters with rubber-coated rounds and tear gas canisters, injuring 11 of them by rubber-coated rounds and causing many cases of suffocation from gas inhalation. All of the injured protesters were treated at the scene of the clashes. Meantime, four Palestinian civilians were injured by Israeli rubber-coated rounds during the weekly protest against Israeli settlements, which took place in the town of Beita in the West Bank province of Nablus. Similar protests also took place in the villages of Beit Dajan and Qaryut, in Nablus province, and in Masafer Yatta area, to the south of Hebron. Cases of suffocation from teargas inhalation among Palestinian protesters were reported in the three areas. For many years, villagers from Kafr Qaddum and neighboring villages have been protesting every Friday against illegal Israeli settlement construction. More than 600,000 Israelis live in Jewish-only settlements across the occupied Palestinian Territories in violation of international law.