Two cows belonging to Palestinian herders in Kirbat Umm Jimal, in the northern Jordan Valley, were killed during Israeli army exercises in the area, a local official said on Wednesday.
Mutaz Bisharat, from the Tubas governorâ€™s office, told WAFA that the two cows were apparently killed while army units were carrying exercises with live ammunition.
The army had ordered seven families in Umm al-Jimal and Al-Burj areas to leave their homes from five in the afternoon, on Tuesday, until 10 , the next morning, because the army was planning a military drill in their area.
Residents of these areas live off raising livestock and farming. The death of the two cows is expected to bring devastation to their owners.
(Al Ray archive image)
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.