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Israel arrests more than 100 suspected Palestinian activists

Israeli soldiers backed by helicopters raided a West Bank village and tracked down Palestinians in nearby caves, arresting more than 100 suspected activists, the army and state radio said Saturday. In the occupied Gaza Strip, a 22-year-old Palestinian woman was stabbed and beaten to death Saturday by fellow Palestinians who accused her of helping Israeli authorities, Arab reports said. The military confirmed the death.

The killing brought to 186 the number of Arabs slain by fellow Palestinians as suspected pro-Israeli collaborators in the 26-month uprising against Israeli rule.

The military command said soldiers raided the village of Yamun in the northern part of the West Bank over the weekend.

The soldiers, backed by air force helicopters, arrested 90 Palestinians suspected of participation in violent protests, the army said. Israel radio said another 20 were arrested for not paying taxes to protest the occupation.

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