Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday at dawn, a young Palestinian man from his home in Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank.

Media sources in Bethlehem said the soldiers invaded the town, searched homes and abducted a former political prisoner, identified as Mohammad Mansour Thawabta, 19.

The soldiers interrogated the Palestinian and his family, while searching their property, and took him to Etzion military base, south of Bethlehem.

In related news, the soldiers closed the “Container Roadblock” northeast of Bethlehem, and prevented the Palestinians from crossing in both directions, causing a huge traffic jam.

The permanent roadblock in situated on the only road that links Bethlehem and Hebron with the rest of the occupied West Bank.