Israeli settlers stole sheep from a Palestinian shepherd in the village of Jalud, south of the occupied West Bank city of Nablus today, according to local sources.
Ghassan Daghlas, a local official who monitors Israeli colonial settlement activity in the northern West Bank, said that a group of Israeli settlers broke into a sheep barn belonging to Hisham Hamoud in the village, caused damage to the barn and a shack, and eventually managed to steal seven sheep.
The settlers came from the nearby colonial settlement outpost of Ahilya, constructed on confiscated Palestinian land.
Meanwhile, settler violence against Palestinians and their property is routine in the West Bank and is rarely prosecuted by Israeli occupation authorities.
Israeli settlers‘ violence includes property and mosque arsons, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.
Over 700,000 settlers live in illegal settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law.