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US backs independent Palestinian state - Obama

President Barack Obama has said on a visit to the West Bank that the US is "deeply committed" to creating a sovereign state of Palestine.

Speaking after talks with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, he said Israeli settlement activity was not "appropriate for peace".

Jon Donnison reports from Ramallah.

  • 21 Mar 2013
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