Israeli soldier assaults shepherd in the Jordan Valley

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An Israeli soldiers assaulted today a Palestinian shepherd while grazing sheep in the village of Hadidiya, in the Jordan Valley region of the occupied West Bank, according to a local source.

Aref Daraghmeh, a local rights activist, told WAFA that the soldier assaulted Tahsin Bani Odeh and beat him up while he was grazing his sheep.

No further details were available about the reasons of the attack.

Daraghmeh said that the soldiers’ harassment of shepherds has become a daily occurrence in the Jordan Valley, which Israel is trying to empty of its Palestinian residents while increasing the settler population.

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