Security forces searching for missing Israeli feared kidnapped in West Bank – Update: Hoax

An Israeli soldier guards the Jewish enclave in the West bank city of Hebron. (Reuters)

Large numbers of police and IDF forces were searching for an Israeli who was reported missing and feared kidnapped Thursday afternoon in the West Bank near Hebron.

At around 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, Judea and Samaria police received an emergency 100 call from a youth who said that he and a friend had got stuck with a flat tire in the West Bank between Kiryat Arba and the Palestinian village of Beit Anun, and his friend who went to bring tools for the flat did not return to the vehicle.

At the time, the individual who made the police call said he had been waiting for his friend for more than half-an-hour.

Channel Two reported that there may have been a “criminal background” to the feared kidnapping which “turned into a terrorist incident”…

Update: Turns out to be a hoax.