Injuries as IOF attacks peaceful marchers

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Dozens of Palestinians sustained wounds on Friday after the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) aggressively attacked peaceful Palestinian marches protesting illegal settlement.

Eyewitnesses said the IOF targeted an anti-settlement demo in Kafr Kadoum, to the east of Qalqilya, with heavy spates of rubber bullets, teargas canisters, and waste water, wounding several marchers. A youngster sustained bullet injuries in his hand and feet while other demonstrators choked on teargas.

The IOF further attacked a similar march in Ni’lin town, resulting in several suffocation cases among women and children.

One of the casualties was identified as 10-year-old Muhammad Saleh Ameira. Meanwhile, the Palestinians of Bil’in village vowed during a peaceful march to keep anti-occupation activism until the land is liberated, prisoners are released, and Palestinians’ freedom is restored.

Anti-wall activist Abdullah Abu Rahma spoke out against Israeli attempts to suppress peaceful Palestinian marches over the past 11 years using armed force.