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Netanyahu hints at settlement

<strong>JERUSALEM.</strong> Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday thatIsrael could not extend a moratorium on housing construction in WestBank settlements, but indicated that he would limit the scope of futurebuilding, officials said.

JERUSALEM. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday that Israel could not extend a moratorium on housing construction in West Bank settlements, but indicated that he would limit the scope of future building, officials said.


Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to quit nascent peace talks with Israel if it resumes new construction in occupied territory once a 10-month moratorium Netanyahu imposed under U.S. pressure expires at the end of September. reuters

 
 
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