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Police arrested on Saturday a resident of Tamra in the Jezreel Valley on suspicion that he shot a rancher from Moshav Tel Adashim on Friday.
The motive for the shooting, police suspect, is the ongoing conflict between the two communities over grazing ground.
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The rancher, who sustained wounds to his hand and his leg, told police that the attacker and his companions fled the scene after they ran out of ammunition. He added that he had been repeatedly threatened in the past, Army Radio reported.
Several Tel Adashim residents, who came to visit the wounded rancher, told police that if they weren't provided with protection, they would take steps to "protect themselves."