Tuesday, Feb. 20
Latest News
  1. 2 Palestinian teenagers killed, 2 more injured after Israeli airstrike
  2. Israeli forces detain 17 Palestinians across West Bank, East Jerusalem
  3. Israel continues airstrike campaign in Gaza, blames violence on Hamas
  4. Palestinian laid to rest as Israel returns body after 5 months
  5. Israel completes watchtower checkpoint at Damascus Gate entrance
  6. Palestinians march in the funeral of slain teen killed 10 days ago
  7. Israeli forces seal Nablus-area village, revoke permits of workers
  8. Palestinian teen who killed 3 settlers sentenced to life in prison
  9. Israeli naval forces open fire at Gazan fishermen
  10. Israeli forces demolish 2 Palestinian homes in Hebron area

Israeli soldier feared kidnapped revealed to have safely hitched ride with Palestinian

June 10, 2016 6:02 P.M. (Updated: June 10, 2016 6:43 P.M.)
(File)
JERICHO (Ma'an) -- An Israeli soldier who was reportedly feared kidnapped on Friday near Jericho in the central occupied West Bank was revealed to have merely accepted a ride from a Palestinian to a car mechanic, according to Palestinian security sources.

An Israeli army spokesperson confirmed to Ma'an that after investigating reports that an Israeli soldier had entered a "suspicious vehicle," it was confirmed that no kidnapping had taken place. She added that the situation was currently being reviewed by the army.

Hebrew-language site Rotter.net reported earlier on Friday that Israeli forces were deployed heavily in the central occupied West Bank district in Jericho over suspicions that an Israeli soldier had been kidnapped in the area.

According to Rotter.net, an Israeli soldier had been hitchhiking near Jericho in the Jordan Valley when he stopped a vehicle and got inside, sparking Israeli fears that the Palestinian driver had kidnapped him.

Palestinian security sources said that an Israeli soldier, who was hitchhiking armed and in uniform, accepted a ride from a Palestinian in a Palestinian-plated car, who drove him to a car repair shop in the village of al-Auja, where his car was being fixed.

Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2017