Illegal Jewish settlers have set up a new post in the Plain al-Baqai’a area, in the northern Jordan Valley, which is usually a prelude to building a new illegal settlement, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported on Tuesday.
Motaz Bisharat, an official in Tubas Governorate, told WAFA that a group of illegal Jewish settlers set up an animal barn and brought cows. On Monday, they set up three more shacks turning the location into a settlement outpost.
Bisharat said the total area of the lands expected to be seized by the outpost is estimated to be nearly 1,800 dunums.
Jewish settlers attacked the shepherds two days earlier, injuring one in the head after being hit with sticks, Bisharat added.
Illegal Jewish settlers established more than five new illegal settlement centers in the northern Jordan Valley in less than 10 years.