KUFR QADDOUM, PALESTINOW.COM — Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured, Friday, a Palestinian child, during the weekly nonviolent procession in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of Qalqilia, in northern West Bank.
The Popular Committee in Kufur Qaddoum said the soldiers attacked the protesters with live fire, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades, while many protesters responded by throwing stones at them.
He added that one child, identified as Yasser Eshteiwi, 9, was shot with a live round in the head, and was rushed to a local clinic before being moved to Rafidia Governmental Hospital, in Nablus, in northern West Bank.
The child remains in a critical condition due to his gunshot wound to the head.
The soldiers also invaded the town, and ambushed the protesters, in addition to trying to abduct some of them.
Kufur Qaddoum witnesses frequent Israeli invasions, assaults and abductions as it continues to hold is weekly nonviolent processions against the illegal Annexation Wall and colonies, and against the closure of the main road, which was blockaded by the military fifteen years ago, to enable easy access for colonialist settlers driving to and from the Kedumim colony, built on private Palestinian lands.