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Israeli forces seize livestock south of Hebron

HEBRON, Monday, March 15, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli forces today seized a herd of sheep in Janba locality, to east of Yatta town, south of the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, local sources said.

Fouad al-Amour, a local activist, told WAFA that the Israeli forces confiscated about 100 sheep belonging to Nabil al-Jabareen under the pretext that they entered a prohibited area.

Al-Jabareen told WAFA correspondent that the soldiers initially attempted seizing four herds consisting of 400 sheep, but shepherds were successful of retrieving most of them.

Janba is a part of Masafer Yatta, a collection of almost 19 hamlets to the south of Hebron, which rely heavily on animal husbandry as the main source of livelihood.

Located in Area C of the West Bank, under full Israeli administrative and military control, the area has been subjected to repeated Israeli violations by settlers and soldiers targeting their main source of living - livestock.

Israeli violations against the area include demolition of animal barns, homes and residential structures. Issuance of construction permits by Israel to local Palestinians in the area is non-existent.

K.T./ K.F.

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