Palestinians Injured in Protest Against Israeli Settlement Construction

Israeli troops injured six Palestinians in the village of Kafr Qaddum in Palestine. Residents protested illegal Israeli settlements built on their land.

Fully armed Israeli troops
Fully armed Israeli troops. (WAFA)

ACTNews, WEST BANK – On Friday (1/21/2022), at least six Palestinians were injured by Israeli occupation forces during the weekly protest against Israeli settlement construction, which takes place every week in the village of Kafr Qaddum in the northern West Bank.

Quoted from WAFA, Morad Shtewi, a local anti-colonization activist, told that Israeli soldiers attacked the protesters by rubber-coated rounds and teargas, injuring six of them and causing many cases of suffocation from gas inhalation. The medical personnel treated some injured at the scene and moved others to the hospital for treatment.

For years, villagers from Kafr Qaddum and neighboring villages have been protesting every Friday against illegal Israeli settlements. They call on Israeli authorities to reopen the village’s main road, which has been sealed off by the occupation authorities since 2002.

According to Firdaus Guritno of ACT's Global Humanity Response team, Israel destroyed many houses and expelled Palestinians while building settlements in the West Bank. The displaced people no longer have a place to live.

"Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) invites Generous Friends to continue to support the Palestinians' struggle by providing comfortable housing and Waqf Houses. On the other hand, we urge the international community to defend and present justice for Palestine," he explained on Saturday (1/22/2022). []