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Israel Promotes 272 More Settlement Apartments

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January 06, 2014 AT 10:18 AM
Officials confirmed on Monday that Israel has given final approval to build 272 new apartments in two isolated West Bank settlements. This occured on the heels of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's recent mediating visit to the region. Kerry returned to Washington on Monday, after several days of talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in hopes of forging the outlines of a peace deal.