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At least 600 new homes started since end of settlement freeze, NGO says

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-10-21

Jewish settlers have begun building at least 600 homes since the end of a West Bank building ban on September 26, the NGO Peace Now said on Thursday. The group said new construction was taking place four times faster than before the freeze.

AFP - Jewish settlers have started building at least 600 homes since the end of a building ban on September 26, a pace four times faster than before the freeze began last year, Peace Now said on Thursday.
   
"In our estimation, building has started on between 600 and 700 new housing units in less than one month, which is four times the pace of construction since before the freeze," Peace Now's Hagit Ofran told AFP, referring to the moratorium that began at the end of November 2009.
   
Direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians are facing imminent collapse in a bitter row over settlement building on occupied West Bank land, which resumed after the end of the 10-month ban.

Date created : 2010-10-21

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