Israeli troops stationed at DCO checkpoint in the West entrance of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, held late on Tuesday at night, a Palestinian ambulance for three hours.

The ambulance which belongs to the Palestinian Civil Defiance unit in the city was going to pick a patient form Bateer village, near bethlehem, and transfer him to the main hospital in the city, local sources reported.

Troops at the checkpoint, held the ambulance for three hours searched it.