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Israel ramps up settlement construction plans after Palestine UNESCO bid

Headline Title:  Israel ramps up settlement construction plans 03 November 2011 The Israeli government must halt plans to expand construction in illegal settlements in the West Bank and suspend the transfer of taxes to the Palestinian Authority, Amnesty International said today. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced plans to accelerate construction in settlements in East Jerusalem and major settlement blocs in the West Bank yesterday.The Israeli government has also said it intends to freeze monthly transfers of tax revenues it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority.…

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