Israeli Forces Injure Five Palestinians in Kafr Qaddum

At least five Palestinians were injured by Israeli occupation forces today during the weekly protest against Israeli settlement construction and expansion in the village of Kafr Qaddum, in the West Bank province of Qalqilia.

Morad Shtewi, a local anti-occupation activist, told Palestinian media that Israeli soldiers attacked the protesters with rubber-coated rounds and tear gas canisters, injuring five 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.

For many years, villagers from Kafr Qaddum and neighboring villages have been holding weekly protests every Friday against illegal Israeli settlement construction.

More than 600,000 Israeli settlers live in Jewish-only settlements across the occupied Palestinian Territories in violation of international law.

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