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    Group: Israel OKs more construction in West Bank settlements

    JERUSALEM — An Israeli antisettlement group said the government has approved over 1,000 new housing units in the West Bank, which Palestinians seek as part of their future state.

    Hagit Ofran of the Peace Now movement said on Thursday that 1,122 were approved this week.

    Ofran said the government is ‘‘trying to prevent the possibility for peace and a two-state solution.’’


    Israel captured the West Bank and east Jerusalem in the 1967 war and has built dozens of settlements there.

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    Much of the international community views the settlements as illegal and an obstacle to peace. Israel says the fate of settlements must be resolved through negotiations.

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