Ahead of election, Israel issues West Bank building tenders

January 30, 2015 12:37 PM

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's settlement watchdog group said Friday that the government has issued hundreds of tenders for housing units in the West Bank, an area the Palestinians demand for their future state, a move that comes several weeks before Israel's national election.

Hagit Ofran of Peace Now accused the Israeli government of "trying to create facts on the ground ahead of the election."

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