Many illegal fanatic Israeli colonists closed, on Saturday evening, the Gush Etzion Junction, south of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank, blocking Palestinian traffic.

Eyewitnesses said the colonists gathered at the junction while carrying Israeli flags and chanting anti-Arab slogans.

They added that the colonists blocked all Palestinian traffic on the main road between Bethlehem and Hebron.

In related news, several Israeli army jeeps invaded Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem, and fired a barrage of gas bombs at Palestinian protesters and surrounding homes.

The soldiers also broke into several shops in the area before confiscating surveillance recordings and equipment.