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Israel arrests militants in death of British woman

 Senior White House envoy David Hale sits with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, not pictured, during their meeting at Abbas's headquarters in the ...
 Senior White House envoy David Hale, left, sits with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during their meeting at Abbas's headquarters in the West Ban...

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Senior White House envoy David Hale sits with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, not pictured, during their meeting at Abbas's headquarters in the ...

Mideast Israel Palestinians US

Senior White House envoy David Hale, left, sits with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during their meeting at Abbas's headquarters in the West Ban...

Israeli security forces say they have arrested a group of Hamas militants behind a bombing that killed a British woman and wounded dozens of civilians this year.
The Shin Bet security service says a 36-year-old West Bank Palestinian who constructed the bomb was among dozens of militants arrested. So was a 23-year-old Palestinian from Jerusalem who planted it next to a busy bus stop in the city on March 23.
The bomb killed Mary Jean Gardner, a 59-year-old British tourist, and injured dozens.
Wednesday's statement said agents had also seized a bomb intended for use by a suicide bomber in an attack planned by the same cell for Aug. 21. The would-be suicide bomber, a 20-year-old Palestinian from Hebron, was caught two days later.