Israeli settlers in the Jordan Valley (archive image)

Israeli settlers, Sunday, chased away Palestinian shepherds while they were grazing their livestock in open fields near al-Sweida area, in the northern Jordan Valley,  said a local source.

Aref Daraghmeh, a rights activist, said that settlers forced the shepherds out of the pastures and prevented them from herding their livestock.

Israeli forces and settlers’ harassment of shepherds has become a daily occurrence in the Jordan Valley, WAFA further reports, which Israel is trying to empty of its Palestinian residents while yet increasing its Israeli settler population.

(archive photo image)