Israeli man briefly held by Palestinian police after entering West Bank village

An Israeli man entered the West Bank Palestinian village of Biddya by accident and was arrested by Palestinian police, according to a security source.

After being arrested, the IDF entered the village and removed him by force, according to Hebrew-media reports.

“The man has been freed,” the security source says without elaborating.

A spokesperson for the IDF denied its involvement when asked by The Times of Israel. A spokesperson for Palestinian police says that the Israeli had been held by their Customs Enforcement division but declines to elaborate.

Aaron Boxerman