Settlers attack shepherds in northern West Bank

Shepherds in the West Bank

International Middle East Media Centre News reports:

Israeli settlers, today [11 December], attacked Palestinian herders in the Khirbet Yanoun pastures, northern West Bank, according to a local official.

Ghassan Daghlas, an official in charge of monitoring Israeli settlement activities, told WAFA that settlers chased herders out the pastures and lands that belong to the village of Aqraba, to the south of Nablus, and attacked them.

He said that Israeli soldiers in the area did not intervene to stop the settlers, but rather provided them with cover and protection.

Shepherds live off of the livestock they raise and often take their sheep to the open pastures, to feed.

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