An Israeli soldier has been abducted and killed by a Palestinian man in the West Bank, the Israeli military says, BBC reported.
The soldier was seized on Friday and his body found near the town of Qalqiliya on Saturday, a military spokesman told the AFP news agency.
A suspect has been arrested. The Israeli prime minister's spokesman named him on Twitter as Nidal Ammer, 42, who worked with the soldier.
The West Bank has been under Israeli military occupation since 1967.
Israeli officials said the suspect confessed to abducting and killing the soldier in the hope that he could trade the body in exchange for the release of his imprisoned brother.
Israel's internal security agency, Shin Bet, told the Associated Press (AP) the soldier's body was found in a well in a Palestinian village near the city of Qalqiliya in the northern West Bank.
The military says the soldier's family has been notified, AP reports.
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