Settlers chase herders off Jordan Valley pastures

JORDAN VALLEY, Israeli settlers chased today Palestinian herders and international supporters off pastures in the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank, according Aref Daraghmeh, a local activist.

He said the settlers forced the herders to leave the area and assaulted some of the international supporters who were accompanying them in solidarity.

Israeli settlers are known for their attacks on Palestinians, but assaults on Palestinian farmers and herders have been frequent over the past few weeks.

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.

Source: Palestinian News and Info Agency