Israeli settlers erected on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, a barbed wire fence around grazing lands between the settlements of “Maskiot” and “Rotem,” in favor of settlement expansion near Ein Al-Hilweh in the northern Jordan Valley.
According to Mehdi Draghma, the head of the Al-Maleh village council, the settlers have erected barbed wire fences to prevent Palestinians from accessing their grazing lands.
This move is part of their ongoing efforts to seize more pastoral lands.
The situation has escalated in recent days, with Palestinian shepherds receiving threats from the settlers.
Israeli settlers have been following a policy of seizing Palestinian lands in the northern Jordan Valley, aiming to put pressure on Palestinians and force them to abandon their homes.
The seizure of grazing lands poses a significant threat to the livelihoods of Palestinian shepherds who heavily rely on these areas for their livestock.