Some 100 Israeli settlers invaded a northern West Bank park belonging to the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU) on Monday. Settlers have targeted this area for settlement expansion.
Arriving in three buses, the mostly young Israeli settlers entered the park, situated in an area called Mas'odiyya located to the northwest of Nablus, after attacking and chasing away the Palestinian guard.
PGFTU spokesperson Mohammed Atawna told the AIC that “in this area there are some 200 dunams of land targeted by Israeli settlers, who invade from time to time. Just a few weeks ago, on May 1, we had a celebration in the park during which we expressed our resistance to settler aggression. Yesterday more settlers than usual invaded our park, and all under the protective eye of the Israeli army.”
Ahmad Jaradat is coordinator of the social movements project at the Alternative Information Center (AIC)