Talk about giving with one hand and taking with the other! The Israeli government will announce new construction in the West Bank, along with the release of more Palestinian prisoners.
Israel Says To Free Palestinians, Build More Settlements
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December 26, 2013

Via AFP:

Israel will announce plans for new settlement construction next week, coinciding with the release of a third batch of Palestinian prisoners as part of peace talks, an official said Thursday.

Palestinians have warned repeatedly that settlement building destroys the fragile US-brokered peace talks process that resumed in July after a three-year hiatus.

"The Israeli government will announce tenders for new construction in the West Bank and in east Jerusalem which will coincide with the release of a third group of Palestinian prisoners," the official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

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