NABLUS, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers today stole sheep from a Palestinian shepherd in the village of Jalud, south of the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, according to local sources.
Ghassan Daghlas, a local official who monitors Israeli colonial settlement activity in the northern West Bank, told WAFA that a group of settlers broke into a sheep barn belonging to Hisham Hamoud in the village, caused damage to the barn and a shack and eventually managed to steal seven sheep.
The settlers came from the nearby colonial settlement outpost of Ahiya, constructed on confiscated Palestinian land.
Settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli authorities.
Settlers‘ violence includes property and mosque arsons, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.
Over 700,000 Israelis live in Jewish-only settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law.