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Israel gives go-ahead for 98 West Bank settler homes: NGO

AFP  |  Jerusalem 

has approved the construction of 98 settler homes in the occupied West Bank and an industrial zone near Palestinian political capital Ramallah, the watchdog Peace Now said today.

"At a time when world leaders to commemorate (former Israeli premier) Shimon Peres and the way he advocated for peace, the Israeli government has created a new obstacle to a two-state solution," a Peace Now spokeswoman said.

Peres, 93, died on Wednesday and was buried yesterday at a ceremony attended by many world leaders including President of the United States, which has tried to broker new Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

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First Published: Sun, October 02 2016. 00:13 IST