Sheep have been set as a target

Sheep have been set as a target


Violation: Israeli colonists set sheep as a target for their aggressions.

Date: July 12, 2012.

Perpetrators: colonists of Itmar.




Yanoun, 4 km to the south of Aqraba in Nablus, is an example of the hostility Palestinians suffer from all around the West Bank. ince 2000, the village has suffered from numerous attacks on Palestinians and their properties; most of these attacks were committed by colonists of Itmar.



Picture 1-2: colonial outpost near Yanoun



On July 12, 2012, a group of Israeli colonists broke into the village and attacked a number of houses and people; they also stabbed 5 sheep to death. It is not the first time that colonists attack cattle; in 2005 a group of colonists killed some sheep nearby Itmar, in 2007, a shepherd was murdered when herding near the colony; in 2011, colonists burned some cattle alive near At Tawil and many other incidents.


Yanun is 15 km to the east of Nablus city. There isn’t any road network that connects the village to the city except the old road which was renovated only lately. The street leads to ‘Aqraba village. The village borders extend to reach ‘Aqraba, Beit Furik, and ‘Awarta villages. To the east there is Makhola colony and by-pass Road 90. The total area of the village is 16,450 dunums including 1,668 dunums built up area.


According to Palestinian official sources, there are 108 people living in the village, most of them belong to Bani Jaber and Marar clans.  Some of the residents are refugees originally from the occupied village of ‘Ajur which was occupied and destroyed back in 1948. Itmar colony has been expanding on the village lands as it took over more than 503 dunums from the village till now.



Categories: Israeli Violations