Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday evening, a young Palestinian man near the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers abducted Mohammad Ali Ballout, 21, and took him to an unknown destination.

The Israeli army claimed that the soldiers stopped and searched the Palestinian, and “found out that he carried a knife.”

In related news, approximately 50 extremist Israeli colonialist settlers from Yitzhar colony, attacked Huwwara village, from its eastern side.

Scores of Palestinians from the town intercepted the assailants, and clashed with them, forcing them to retreat.