Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday afternoon, a former Palestinian political prisoner shortly being released from prison, after spending 14 months behind bars.

Media activist, Mohammad Awad, said the soldiers abducted Hammad Ahmad Abu Mariya, 27, from Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank.

Awad added that, after the Palestinian served the 14-month prison sentence in Israeli occupation prisons, and was released, he headed towards his home in Beit Ummar, however, soldiers and intelligence officers, rearrested him at the permanent military roadblock near the al-Thaheriyya town, south of Hebron.

The soldiers initially searched the Palestinian at the military roadblock, and told him that he could leave, but abducted him as he was walking away.

Earlier Thursday, the soldiers invaded and searched dozens of homes across the West Bank, and abducted 23 Palestinians, including children.