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Palestinians arrested in settler murder

Two Palestinian teenagers were arrested for the murder of a West Bank settler. The body of Erez Levanon of Bat Ayin, 42, a father of three who was stabbed repeatedly, was discovered Sunday night near a neighboring Palestinian village. Mudar Abu-Dia and Mousaa Ahalil, both 18, were arrested overnight near the site of the murder. Both confessed, citing nationalistic motives but no affiliation with a particular terrorist group.