The Israeli forces took prisoner one resident from the village of Dar Salah east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Wednesday morning.

Yousif Al Aref, 38, was taken prisoner as he was crossing one of the miliatry checkpionts setup on the main route between teh north and the south of the West Bank, known as "Al Container" checkpoint.

Eyewitnesses said he was stopped at the checkpoint, soldiers confiscated his identity card then interrogated him for some time before he was hand-cuffed, blindfolded and taken to unknown location.