A Palestinian shepherd was injured today when an explosive device left behind by the Israeli army went off in the Masafer Yatta area to the south of Hebron, in the southern occupied West Bank, said local activist Fuad Amour.
The activist said Palestinian shepherd ‘Ala Iti’mat was herding his sheep in the pastures to the east of yatta town when an explosive device left behind by the Israeli occupation army went off, causing him moderate injuries which necessitated his transfer for treatment.
The Israeli army often conducts drills in the occupied West Bank, especially in the Jordan Valley, after forcefully displacing dozens of local Palestinian families due to the proximity of their homes to the training sites.
Palestinians living in these areas have to also worry about unexploded ordnance left behind by the Israeli army after the drills, which have led to the death of many Palestinians, including children, over the past years.
09/03/2021 04:12 pm