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Settlement expansion in the West Bank(34 images)

United Nations Secretary General Ban ki-Moon (L) and Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad look over the controversial Israeli barrier in the distance during a tour in Ramallah, West Bank on March 20, 2010. The U.N. Chief Ban ki-Moon said that Israeli settlement building undermines peace efforts. UPI/Mohamad Torokman/Pool
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Heavy equipment prepares ground for new homes in the Israeli settlement Har Homa south of Jerusalem, June 1, 2009. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today that he would ignore the U.S. demand for a complete freeze in West Bank settlement expansion. (UPI Photo/Debbie Hill)
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An Israeli border police pauses after confronting Palestinian protesters, not seen, in the West Bank village En Nabi Salih, February 12, 2010. Palestinians say the nearby Israeli settlement Halamish is taking their land and water. UPI/Debbie Hill
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Right-wing Israelis carry signs at a demonstration against the freeze on building in West Bank settlements outside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's residence in Jerusalem, December 9, 2009. The settlers vowed to continue building homes in the West Bank settlements. UPI/Debbie Hill
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