Israeli forces kidnap journalist Ramallah - Nihad Al Taweel Israeli special force, Arabists, kidnapped on Sunday journalist Mohamed Asida, 30, while in was driving in the city of Nablus in the West Bank. Eye witnesses said that a white Mercedes van, carrying members of the Israeli Special Forces, raided Asida’s car and kidnapped him. The journalist is an activist of the Hamas Islamist movement. His whereabouts are unknown. Following the abduction, local resident claim troops from the Israeli army broke into Asida’s home in Tall village and searched the house.