Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday evening, three Palestinians while trying to cross the “Container” roadblock, northeast of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank.

Local sources said the soldiers stopped the three Palestinians and questioned them, before abducting them.

One of the abducted Palestinians has been identified as Omar Rajoub, 18, a student of Birzeit University, in central West Bank.

They were taken prisoner after the soldiers closed the roadblock, and initiated extensive searches of cars and residents, while inspecting their ID cards, and interrogated many of them.