02nd January 2014 | International Solidarity Movement, Nablus Team | Kafr Qaddum, Occupied Palestine
Yesterday, Wednesday 1st January, Israeli forces raided the village of Kafr Qaddum during an anniversary march to commemorate the start of the Fatah movement, 49 years ago. Israeli soldiers and border police shot many tear gas canisters towards the villagers and into several houses.
One tear gas canister landed directly in the house of 85-year-old Saeed Ali Gasser. He was taken directly to the Nablus Speciality Hospital, where he suffocated as a result of gas inhalation. He died at 11 pm.
The funeral will be held this afternoon in the village of KAfr Qaddum.
In recent weeks there has been a steady escalation of night raids, increasingly violent repression of Friday demonstrations, flying checkpoints and seemingly arbitrary arrests. In the past month alone there have been more than twenty night raids on houses in the village.