30 Israeli settlers invaded Esh Ghrab Park in the town of Beit Sahour nearby Bethlehem on Friday midday.IMEMC's Ghassan Bannoura from the scene reported that 30 Israeli settlers accompanied by 20 Israeli soldiers arrived at the old military base in Esh Ghrab and prevented journalists and internationals from entering the area. An armed Israeli settler tried to attack journalists and internationals and the Israeli soldiers did not intervene.
Later on, the Israeli soldiers forced the settlers out of the park and prevented the internationals from entering the old military base.
The Israeli soldiers placed a line dividing the park and announced the area a closed military zone. They threatened to shoot anyone who crossed the line.
The Israeli settlers had previously planned to attend a group breakfast at the park. This park has been attacked by Israeli settlers repeatedly during the past 3 weeks.