A group of armed Israeli settlers on Saturday stole a flock of sheep belonging to Palestinian farmers from Al Samou’ah village located near the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

The farmers said that a group of armed settlers from the nearby Sham’a settlement threatened the shepherds, then stole their sheep. The settlers claimed that the sheep entered an area that belongs to the settlers; farmers say the sheep were grazing on village land.

The villagers of Al Samou’ah called the Palestinian Authority in Hebron, which informed the Israeli army of the attack. After several hours the Palestinian Authority DCO office managed to get the sheep back, local sources reported.

On a side note, the settlement of Sham’a was built during the ’90s on land that was illegally annexed by Israel from the villagers of Al Samou’ah.