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Israeli soldiers break up Palestinian camp sit in

Saturday, 09 Feb, 2013 - 00:41

Feb. 9 - Israeli soldiers break up attempt by Palestinian activists to erect and encampment on disputed land in the West Bank. Adam Brauner reports.

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An encampment south of Hebron in the occupied West Bank on Saturday. These Palestinian activists have been pitching tents every week recently to protest Jewish settlement expansion in areas wanted for a separate Palestinian state. But Israeli soldiers arrived on the scene soon after and swiftly dismantled the steel-framed tents. Israel has been criticised internationally for its plans to build more than 11,000 new houses on the disputed land. International powers view all settlement-building in areas captured by Israel in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war as illegal and a hindrance to peace.

Israeli soldiers break up Palestinian camp sit in

Saturday, 09 Feb, 2013 - 00:41

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