More than 9 Palestinians injured in clashes with Israeli army in occupied West Bank

MENA , Friday 5 Aug 2022

At least nine Palestinians were injured by Israeli occupation forces Friday during the weekly anti-occupation protests in the village of Kafr Qaddum, in the West Bank city of Qalqilia and in the village of Beit Dajan in the West Bank city of Nablus, Wafa reported quoting local sources.

Nablus, West Bank
A Palestinian youth returns a tear gas canister toward Israeli security forces, during a demonstration against the establishment of Israeli outposts, in Beit Dajan, east of the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, on August 5, 2022. AFP

A local activist in the village of Kafr Qaddum said that Israeli soldiers attacked anti-occupation protesters with rubber-coated rounds and tear gas canisters, injuring nine 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, at least one Palestinian civilian was injured by an Israeli rubber-coated round, during the weekly protest against Israeli settlements, that took place in the village of Beit Dajan in the West Bank city of Nablus.

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.

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