Jewish shepherd injured by rock-throwing Arabs

Monday, January 22, 2018, 15:37 On Monday, January 22, a Jewish shepherd was injured during an attempted theft of his flock near Rimonim, in the Binyamin region. The flock was saved thanks to the prompt response of civilian security personnel in the area. Immediately following the incident left-wing activist Arik Ascherman appeared. The incident began when Arabs from the area closely approached the fence surrounding Rimonim, where the shepherd tends his flock. The Arabs started to herd the flock towards their nearby encampment while throwing rocks at the shepherd. At some point several Arabs with clubs approached the shepherd. The shepherd summoned assistance and chased his flock in an attempt to prevent its theft. In the process he suffered a facial injury from a rock thrown at him by an Arab. The Arabs succeeded in herding the flock into their encampment. The shepherd and a civilian who rushed to his assistance entered the encampment in order to retrieve the flock and were seriously assaulted by the Arabs. The flock was saved thanks to the civilian heads of security from Rimonim and Kochav HaShachar, who quickly arrived at the scene. They assisted the shepherd in herding the flock towards Rimonim. The shepherd stated that left-wing activist Arik Ascherman appeared at the site: “After the serious incident I arrived badly bruised at the Rimonim Intersection where IDF and police forces were waiting. Arik Ascherman from Rabbis for Human Rights approached me, photographed me and started to make a scene.” The shepherd, accompanied by Honenu Attorney Rehavia Piltz, filed a complaint at the police station.

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