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's property and stolen at least 150 sheep.
Members of “Hashomer Yosh” ("Guardians of Judea and Samaria"' Yosh is an acronym for Judea and Samaria, ed.) acted quickly at the scene, notified security personnel and working together, they located the stolen flock after about 35 minutes.
The group told Arutz Sheva that the chase began immediately after the 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, fleeing the area.
Hashomer Yosh 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. Hashomer organizations have been established in the Galilee and Negev due to the same problems.
Today, the organization numbers some 150 volunteers who help guard flocks and agricultural plots.