Israeli troops arrested two young Palestinians on Friday, at the Bethlehem-Jerusalem checkpoint that is setup at the entrance of the tunnel near the West Bank town of Beit Jala, Palestinian sources reported.
Soldiers operating at the checkpoint also blocked the traffic causing a serious traffic jam.
According to eyewitness passengers, the two arrested young men are teenagers.
Troops were seen beating the two young men with their boots and guns. Later, the two were taken to an unknown destination.
An Israeli army spokesman said one of the two kids had a knife, and claimed that the two admitted that they wanted to stab a soldier.