As part of Nakba commemoration events throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territories and the world activists from Bethlehem attempted to enter Ush Ghrab near Beit Sahour-Bethlehem. This region is an abandoned Israeli military base claimed by Palestinians and by settlers near the region. The Israeli army prevented passage by blocking, shoving, and igniting stun grenades which lightly injured several participants. The participants glued signs to the rocks and attempted to show them to the soldiers. The messages asserted Palestinian rights to this land and the illegality of settlements and occupation generally.