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Palestinians Seize Suicide Bomb Suspect

Palestinian security forces say they have detained an 18-year-old woman in the Gaza Strip who was planning a suicide bombing in Israel, an attack that could have wrecked a truce bolstering a Middle East peace plan. Five other Palestinians, including three armed men intercepted as they approached the Israeli border, were also taken into custody by Palestinian forces in Gaza in separate incidents on Sunday, a security official said. Israel has made clear further withdrawal from Palestinian territory under the peace plan would depend on Palestinian forces preventing attacks from areas in Gaza and the West Bank town of Bethlehem that were transferred to their control last week. A spokesman for Major General Abdel Razek al-Majaydeh, whose troops took control of the parts of the Gaza Strip left by Israel, said the Palestinian woman was on Monday arrested near an area used by Palestinians to enter the Jewish state. He said forces started searching for her after she left a note with her family announcing her intention to carry out a suicide bombing in Israel. Palestinian security officials said that after a brief detention she was released to her family but later taken back into custody for further questioning. Full Story

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