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Israel Announces Plans for New W. Bank Settlement Homes

Israel has announced plans for 1,400 new settlement homes in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, a move certain to upset Palestinians during a time of already fragile peace talks. The Israeli Housing Ministry on Friday announced that 800 homes would be built in the West Bank and 600 in East Jerusalem, both areas occupied by Israel's military since 1967. The move had been expected as part of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's efforts to calm concerns by some in his government...

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