Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday evening, a Palestinian patient from the besieged Gaza Strip, at the Erez Crossing, near Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the coastal region.

Media sources said the patient, identified as Naim Kotkot, filed a permit application, asking to be allowed to leave Gaza and head to the West Bank for medical treatment.

His application included medical reports, and a referral to a Palestinian hospital in the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

The Israeli authorities demanded to talk to him before discussing his permit application, and instead abducted him when he went to Erez for the interview.

Kotkot is the second Palestinian to be abducted at the terminal in less than one week, after the army abducted a man, who works for the Palestinian Telecommunications Company (Paltel), and was on his way to the headquarters in Ramallah.