Haaretz, Feb. 17, 2017

 

Last week, three Israeli settlers in a different area in the northern Jordan Valley demanded that three other Palestinian shepherds stop grazing in the area, despite the fact that they do so regularly.

In this case, the settlers were joined by two Israeli soldiers who handcuffed and detained them in the field for some two hours.

Cows are being raised at the outpost and, according to reports from local Palestinians, as well as Ta'ayush and Machsom Watch, pre-army teenagers who dropped out of yeshivas wander about intimidating the Palestinian shepherds and demanding that they not graze their flocks there.

In the Shiloh Valley, northeast of Ramallah, outpost residents have taken similar actions of violence over the years in order to drive farmers away from their lands. In this manner, Israelis were able to start planting vineyards and orchards in the area.