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 governor’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.

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