Israeli forces, today, chased Palestinian shepherds in the northern Jordan Valley, according to a local activist.

Aref Daraghmeh said that Israeli soldiers chased a number of shepherds as they were grazing their livestock in the area of al-Burj, where they briefly detained a group of shepherds two days ago.

Israeli army and settlers often prevent Palestinian shepherds from herding in the open pastures of the occupied West Bank, in order to force them to abandon the area, WAFA reports.

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