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UK Government 'Deplores' Israeli Move To Claim Palestinian Land

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September 01, 2014 AT 7:58 AM
The British government on Monday said it deplores a decision by Israel to claim a large swath of privately owned Palestinian land near Bethlehem. According to Peace Now, an Israeli group that monitors settlements Israel's decision to expropriate almost 1,000 acres in the West Bank, first announced on Sunday, is the biggest such claim in 30 years. The New York Times reported that the land has now been declared “state land,” as opposed to land privately owned by Palestinians, which clears the way for Israeli settlements there.