Israeli soldiers based at the Tunnel road checkpoint, near the West Bank city of Beit Jala, closed the road of Friday and arrested two Palestinian Youth.

The Palestinenet news website reported that soldiers stopped two youth at the checkpoint, and arrested them.  

Eyewitnesses reported that soldiers stopped the two 16 and 17 year-old youth at the checkpoint and severely clubbed them after forcing them on the ground.

Army source claimed that the two attempted to stab a soldiers.