The Israeli army kidnapped a Palestinian journalist during and attack targeting the village of Al Koum west of the southern West Bank city of Hebron on Wednesday morning.

Local sources reported that Israeli troops and military vehicles invaded the village of Al Koum then searched the house of Hassan Al Rujoub, 24, a journalist for a local university magazine. Soldiers then took Al Rujoub to unknown location.

The Palestinian Journalists block condemned the attack and demanded the immediate release of Al Rujoub. With the kidnapping of Al Rujoub the number of the Palestinian journalist being kidnapped by the Israeli army now stands at seven.