Israeli man believed to have been kidnapped near Hebron

Police and IDF set up roadblocks and on massive wide search in region; IDF Chief calls emergency meeting with security officials

IDF search Chevron region (Tzapit)

IDF search Chevron region (Tazpit)

An Israel man in the West Bank is believed to have been kidnapped in the Hebron region according to Israel’s security agency (Shin Bet). Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkott has called an emergency meeting with security officials and with GOC Central Command Roni Numa.

A friend of the missing man contacted the authorities on Thursday afternoon, IDF forces and police forces both searching the region for the man.

Checkpoints and roadblocks were set up in the past hour, with security forces closing two main highways in the West Bank connecting Jerusalem to Hebron.

According to initial reports some of the man’s possessions are missing and the man disappeared when he and a friend got a flat tire while driving near Beit Anun.

Security in Jerusalem and the West Bank has been heightened just ahead of Passover. Earlier on Thursday a Palestinian stabbed an IDF soldier in the West Bank.

The man has not been identified to the public as of yet, but reports claim he is 22-years old.