Illegal Israeli settlers, on Sunday, chased Palestinian shepherds out pasture areas near the village of Khallet Makahoul, in the northernÂ Jordan Valley, preventing them from grazing their livestock, said a local activist.
Aref Daraghmeh, who monitors settlement activities in the Jordan Valley, said that settlers chased the shepherds and prevented them from grazing their livestock, although the settlers were grazing their sheep in the same area, according to WAFA.
Between 500,000 and 600,000 Israelis live in Jewish-only settlements across occupied Palestinian territories in violation of international law.
All settlements across the occupied territories Â are illegal under international law, particularly article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which establishes that the occupying power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.
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Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip, and continues into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.