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Israelis Release 30 Palestinian Women

Compiled From Wire Services

The stream of visitors to the tidy stone house on a hillside here never let up Wednesday.

Friends, relatives and well-wishers kissed and hugged Abir al-Wehaidi, who was freed on Tuesday night in the release of 30 Palestinian women from Israeli jails under the accords between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization.

One look at her family’s house, bristling with Palestinian flags, pictures of Yasser Arafat and welcome banners, showed that Wehaidi, 27, is no ordinary woman to the people of this town, but a symbol of resistance.

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