Israeli troops backed by helicopters raided two villages in the occupied West Bank and detained dozens of Palestinians suspected of causing riots, the army and radio reports said. The operation, in Shuweika and Beit Likya near Ramallah, appeared to be the largest arrest sweep in the West Bank since Defense Minister Moshe Arens took office in June. In Israel, a Palestinian detainee was slain by a fellow Arab in the Ketziot prison camp on suspicion of collaborating with Israeli authorities, Arab reports said. The army confirmed the killing.
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