JORDAN VALLEY, Tuesday, October 4, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli settlers today chased off Palestinian shepherds in Khillet Makhoul community in the northern Jordan Valley, local sources confirmed.
Aref Daraghmeh, an activist, told WAFA that the settlers chased the shepherds when solidarity activists were in the area to monitor the settlers’ harassment of the Palestinians.
Khillet Makhoul has been subject to daily attacks by Israeli settlers for two weeks now, whereas the area has also been targeted by settlers from a nearby illegal outpost.
Such settlers’ violations include raiding the area late at night, assaulting citizens, chasing off shepherds, and kicking them out of their grazing areas.
This has raised concerns among Palestinian residents of the area that settlers may escalate their attacks, especially during the night.