Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday, a Palestinian merchant at the Erez border terminal between the besieged Gaza Strip and Israel, after interrogating him for several hours. The merchant is the second to be abducted this week, and the fifth since the beginning of this year.

Nasser Ferwana, a Palestinian Researcher, a former political prisoner specialized in detainee’s affairs, and the head of the Studies and Documentation Unit at the Palestinian Detainees Committee, said that the soldiers abducted Yousef Jawad Hassan, after interrogating him at the terminal.

Ferwana added that Hassan is the second Palestinian merchant to be abducted at Erez terminal this week, and the fifth since the beginning of this year.

He also stated that the soldiers frequently detain and interrogate the Palestinians at the terminal, holding many of them for several hours, in addition to detaining and imprisoning many others.

The Palestinian researcher said that Israel has turned Erez Terminal into a trap for abducting the Palestinians, interrogating them and trying to extort information from them by means of threats, false promises, and manipulation.