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Israeli police arrest Palestinian over settler killing

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Israeli forces have arrested a Palestinian youth for his alleged involvement in the killing of a settler near Jerusalem, according to Israeli police on Saturday.

In a statement, the police said the suspect was rounded up in a raid in the West Bank city of Ramallah late Friday and taken into custody for questioning.

A female settler had been found dead in a forest near Jerusalem on Thursday with stab wounds on her body.

While Israeli media cited "nationalist reasons" for the killing, the police issued a gag order about the case.

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