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21/02/14: Israeli Army back to ‘business’ in Kufr Qaddoum

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On Friday 21 February 2014 the village of Kufr Qaddoum held it’s regular Friday demonstration to attempt to open their connecting road to Nablus and Ramallah. The Israeli Army were back to the business of violence, firing volleys of tear gas at the demonstrators and rubber coated steel bullets.

On Wednesday night 6 villagers were detained in the Army’s regular terror raids on the village to try and suppress the resistance. 3 villagers were later released, however 3 villagers were arrested, including Fares Nidal Aql who had been badly beaten by the Army.

Murad Shteiwi, spokesperson for the village said:

We, the people of Kufr Qaddoum, believe in our right to use our road freely. But our struggle is not just to open our road, but to end occupation. We face suppression in all aspects from the Israeli Army: arrests, invasions; destruction of homes; and checkpoints. But we will not…

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