Report: IDF soldier kidnapped near Gush Etzion

Witnesses report seeing soldier being dragged into Palestinian vehicle; IDF investigating report; roadblocks set up in West Bank.

October 4, 2006 16:46


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The IDF was setting up roadblocks around Gush Etzion on Wednesday afternoon after witnesses reported seeing a soldier being kidnapped and dragged into a Palestinian vehicle. The IDF was investigating the report. On June 15, two teenage girls escaped a kidnapping attempt at a hitchhiking post at the Rehalim Junction near Nablus. The three Palestinian kidnappers, from Jenin, were arrested by security forces. One of the girls, Emuna Shahar, a 15-year-old Jerusalem resident, fought against the men, who tried taking her into the vehicle by force, suffering light injuries in the process. The other hitchhiker, Hadas Mann, 14, of Beit El, managed to escape unscathed.

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