Israeli police arrest two Palestinians over the arrest of two Israelis at a checkpoint near the occupied West Bank city of Hebron

Police arrested two Palestinians on Thursday at a roadblock near the town of Hebrons main checkpoint, a spokesman for the Palestinian Authority said.

A senior official with the Jerusalem Police’s Public Security Department said the men were arrested after Israeli forces stopped two Palestinians from traveling from the West Bank settlement of Beit Hanoun, east of HebRON.

An official with Hebron’s al-Aqsa mosque said one of the two men was arrested and detained for more than five hours.

The other was arrested by Israeli police and detained in the Hebron Police Station, the official said.

The Palestinian Authority’s aliha news agency said police arrested the other man in Hebron and confiscated his car.

Earlier this week, Israel’s Shin Bet security service said an Israeli soldier shot and killed a Palestinian, a 21-year-old man from the Gaza Strip, on Tuesday at the Israeli-occupied Gush Etzion settlement in the Westbank.

The shooting occurred at a time of heightened tensions between Israelis and Palestinians over plans to build an illegal settlement.

The soldier was identified as Sgt. Naftali Frankel, who was shot in the head by another soldier who was on the scene.