Israeli troops shot and killed two Palestinians, while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to expand settlement construction. So much for peace talks?
Bloodshed, Settlements Hike Pressure On Mideast Talks
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December 19, 2013

Via AFP:

The struggling Middle East peace talks have come under further pressure after Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinians and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to push more settlement construction.

Despite relentless US efforts to coax Israel and the Palestinians into reaching an elusive peace agreement, tensions between the two sides have shown little sign of abating as the negotiations, which are scheduled to last nine months, have limped past the halfway point.

After Israeli troops killed two Palestinians in separate arrest raids in the northern West Bank late Wednesday and e...

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