SALFIT, Dozens of Palestinian nonviolent protesters were injured today when Israeli occupation forces attacked two nonviolent protests against the colonial Israeli settlements, which took place in the town of Salfit and the village of Kafr Qaddum in the occupied West Bank, said WAFA correspondent.
Soldiers fired rubber-coated rounds and stun grenades at Palestinians who were demonstrating in the area of Al-Ras, near Salfit town, in protest of Israel’s plan to confiscate large tracts of Palestinian land in the area for the benefit of the Israeli colonial settlement enterprise. At least one protester was hit and injured in the foot, while many others sustained suffocation from gas inhalation.
Another protester was also run over and moderately injured by an Israeli military vehicle which was laying an ambush for the protesters. All of the wounded were treated at the scene by local medics.
In the meantime, Israeli occupation soldiers fired rubber-coated rounds and teargas at the protesters who were demonstrating in the village of Kafr Qaddum, near Qalqilia city, against Israeli settlements, causing many cases of suffocation from gas inhalation.
For several weeks now, Palestinians have held protests in the said two areas along with many other points of friction across the occupied West Bank to voice concern over the growing Israeli colonial settlement activities. Almost every day, clashes erupt between Palestinian protesters and Israeli occupation forces there.
Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA)