US 'strongly condemns' Israel over new settlement plan

October 6, 2016 12:58 AM

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US 'strongly condemns' Israel over new settlement plan

The US has "strongly condemned" Israel for approving plans for new settlement construction in the occupied West Bank.

The White House and state department said plans for up to 300 new homes and an industrial zone were diminishing prospects for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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