Arrest (illustration)
Arrest (illustration) Flash 90

Israel Police are investigating suspicions that Karim Jumhur, 7, who was kidnapped Tuesday near his home in the central Israeli Arab city of Qalansuwa, has been moved to the Palestinian Authority.

In the documentation of the incident published Wednesday, the boy was seen forcibly put into a white car with at least two men. Karim's father, Jaber, told investigators that the kidnappers demanded that he pay a ransom of four million shekels. He said he refused, even after they lowered the request to NIS one million.

Meanwhile, Israel Police have arrested three Lod residents, aged 27, 41 and 26, on suspicion of involvement in the abduction. All three will be brought before the Rishon Lezion Magistrates Court on Thursday morning for a remand hearing.

Lod is an Israeli city with a high Arab population and crime rate.

A fourth suspect was arrested Thursday morning. Later on Thursday morning, he will be brought for a remand hearing together with three other suspects arrested overnight.

Efforts to locate the seven-year-old continue.