JORDAN VALLEY, Sunday, January 03, 2021 (WAFA) – Colonial Israeli settlers last night attacked Palestinian herders in the northern Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank, said Muataz Bsharat, an official in charge of monitoring Israeli settlements in the area.
He said the settlers from the so-called Hilltop Youth terror group assaulted the herders while holding a night vigil in the area and forced them to leave. No injuries were reported.
Attacks by Israeli settlers on Palestinians are commonplace, but assaults on defenseless Palestinian communities across the West Bank, including on farmers and herders, have been frequent over the past few weeks. Most of these attacks occured in the presence of the Israeli occupation army, which did nothing to stop the attacks and rather provided protection for assailants.
Armed settlers and soldiers often prevent Palestinian shepherds from herding in the open pastures of the occupied West Bank in order to force them to abandon the area.