At least six Palestinians were injured by Israeli occupation forces on Friday during the weekly protest against Israeli settlement construction in the village of Kafr Qaddum, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.
Eyewitnesses told WAFA that Israeli soldiers attacked the protesters with rubber-coated rounds and tear gas canisters, injuring six of them and causing many cases of suffocation from gas inhalation.
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Some of the injured protesters were treated at the scene while others were moved to the hospital for treatment.
For years, villagers from Kafr Qaddum and neighboring villages have been protesting every Friday against illegal Jewish settlements.
Between 500,000 and 600,000 Israelis live in Jewish-only settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law.
(WAFA, PC, Social Media)