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Continued military closure in Susiya

On the morning of the 23rd of July, the shepherds of Susiya went out to graze their sheep in the valley between their homes and the nearby settlement. A film team from NBC and four internationals followed them. When they had just crossed the valley the soldiers came up to them and told them to go back. They were told that they were in a closed military zone. The shepherds argued for a while to at least get permission to go to their well. Soldiers agreed on that and went back.
After the NBC-team left the soldiers came back. This time together with a settler. They tried to push back the shepherds once more, but the shepherds claimed their right to go to the well.

The Palestinians were then let to go to the well, but they had to walk very fast, preferably run, while they were not allowed to let any sheep graze. They also had to walk one shepherd at a time. The procedure was surveyed by the settler, who was allowed to be in the military zone. No soldier tried to get him out of there.

During this time the soldiers also confronted the internationals by threatening them with arrest if they continued to film and take pictures in the area. No document confirming this prohibition could be seen.

The following morning, the 24th of July, the shepherds together with four internationals tried to graze their sheep on the other side of their homes. There is some grazing on a field next to the old Susiya. Shortly after they arrived there, three settlers parked their cars next to the field and watched them. After another couple of minutes five settlers had gathered next to the field and three of them went to the sheep to scatter and scare them away. The settlers also insulted the shepherds and the internationals, told them to go away and they called the army. The Palestinian shepherds left the field before the soldiers came. The settlers then accused the Palestinians of pulling up olive-plants at that field. So far no one has been arrested.