Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, a Palestinian from occupied Jerusalem, while heading to Jericho along with many other Palestinians accompanying a former political prisoner to the Jericho city.

Amjad Abu Assab, the head of the Jerusalem Detainees’ Committee, said the army stopped the car convoy of a former political prisoner, identified as Abdul-Rahman Mahmoud, and searched the vehicles while inspecting the ID cards of the Palestinians.

Abu Assab added that the soldiers then abducted one of the relatives of the former detainee and took him to an unknown destination.

The Palestinians were heading to Jericho with Mahmoud, who was just released from prison, after being held by Israel for seventeen years, but the conditions of his release required him not to return home, in the al-‘Isawiya town in Jerusalem, for three days.