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Jewish settlement construction increases, report says

An Israeli human rights group says that building illegal Jewish settlements on Palestinian land has increased four-fold since the partial freeze on new building ended last month.

Nearly half a million Jews live in more than 100 settlements built since Israel's 1967 occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem. They are held to be illegal under international law, although Israel disputes this.

Many of those who help to build the settlements are Palestinian labourers who say they cannot get such well-paid jobs elsewhere.

Wyre Davies reports.

  • 25 Oct 2010
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