Palestinian medical sources in the northern West Bank city of Nablus have reported that a number of fanatic Israeli settlers kidnapped, late on Friday at night, a young Palestinian man from Osarin village, south of Nablus, and beat him nearly to death in addition to stabbing him.The setters kidnapped Tareq Ziad Odeily, 22, after two settler vehicles invaded the village, forced him into one of their cars, and drove away. The settlers first sprayed his face with pepper-spray, the Raya News Agency has reported.

He was then taken to an isolated area, where he was repeatedly beaten, kicked, punched and stabbed before the settlers fled the scene, leaving him severely bleeding, apparently believing he will die of his wounds.

Using his mobile phone after the settlers left the scene, while barely able to speak or move, Odeily managed to call his father, informed him of what happened, and where he can find him.

Dozens of local youths and medics then searched the area, and located Odeily, before he was moved to the Rafidia Hospital in Nablus suffering serious injuries.