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,Â said a local source.
Aref Daraghmeh, a rights activist,Â said that settlers forced the shepherds out of the pastures and prevented them from herding their livestock.
Israeli forces and settlersâ 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.
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Christopher Carlson is a full-time student of Religious Studies at Mount Mercy University, USA. He has been with the IMEMC since 2013. (firstname.lastname@example.org)