QALQILIA, At least three Palestinians, including a paramedic, were injured today as Israeli occupation forces attacked dozens of protesters taking part in a vigil against Israeli settlements, in the village of Kafr Qaddum near the city of Qalqilia in the occupied West Bank, according to witnesses.
Israeli soldiers reportedly fired rubber-coated rounds and teargas at the protesters to disperse them, injuring three of them, including a paramedic, by rubber-coated bullets. Many other sustained suffocation from gas inhalation.
All of the injured were treated at the scene of the protest.
Almost every week, Palestinians hold a protest in the village in condemnation of the colonial Israeli settlement enterprise and to demand the occupation authorities to reopen the village’s main road, shut down by Israel since 2002.
Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA)