Israeli troops stationed at the Nashash military checkpoint at the southern entrance of the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem abducted a Palestinian civilian on Thursday midday.

Mohamed Mu’ali, a resident of Bethlehem city, was crossing the checkpoint to go back to his home from Hebron city. Soldiers stopped him and took his ID card, then forced him into a military vehicle and took him to an unknown location, eyewitnesses reported. Troops gave no reason for the abduction when asked by the local residents about this incident.