A Jewish American exchange student, Benjamin Fishbein, decided to "soak up the local culture" and went to Shchem (Nablus) to have coffee. He got a little more than he bargained for.
While sitting in a cafe he was kidnapped by masked gunmen, and a tape was made of him demanding the release of Palestinian prisoners, or otherwise he would be killed.
At some point someone got smart and strings were pulled, and he was released unharmed. I am sure that some deal was made somewhere, the details of which will probably never come out.
A NOTE TO FOREIGNERS (including naive Americans). Just because Arabs can shop and eat at cafes all over Israel without being harmed does not mean that Jews have the same privilege. We here in Israel don't forget the Israeli soldiers who wandered into Ramallah and were literally torn apart by a gang. You shouldn't forget either.