Attackers described as Arab guerrillas slipped into a lightly guarded Israeli army camp early Saturday and hacked and stabbed three soldiers to death. A fourth soldier was badly wounded in the raid.
The attack immediately set off an intense manhunt in and around Israeli-Arab villages near the army camp, which lay within Israel a few miles from the northern part of the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
Dozens of Israeli Arabs were rounded up, Israel radio said. But many were released, and a senior army officer said it was suspected that the attackers-armed with axes, knives and a pitchfork-had come "from over the Green Line" in the West Bank.