Livestock theft foiled, 150 sheep recovered, Arab thieves elude capture


Video: Volunteers from ‘Guardians of Judea and Samaria’ respond quickly to recover stolen flock of 150 sheep, but thieves abandon herd to escape arrest.

By Uzi Baruch


Last night, a family that owns a flock of sheep in the Maale Shlomo neighborhood of Kochav Hashachar in the Binyamin region was surprised to discover that Arabs had broken into the family property and stolen at least 150 sheep.

Members of “Hashomer Yosh” (“Guardians of Judea and Samaria”) acted quickly at the scene, notified security personnel and, together, they located the stolen flock after about 35 minutes.

Screenshot from home security camera

The group told Arutz Sheva that the chase began immediately after 3 men who had stolen the sheep were identified by cameras. During the pursuit, the thieves realized that the organization’s volunteers and security forces were after them, and abandoned the sheep to flee.

Hashomer of Judea and Samaria for the prevention of thefts was established to help the ranchers and farmers of Judea and Samaria, who suffer frequently from livestock theft and the destruction of expensive agricultural equipment.

Today, the organization numbers some 150 volunteers who help guard flocks and agricultural plots.


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