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US State Department pans Israeli plan for new settlement homes

The US State Department on Friday criticized Israel’s plan to green-light thousands of new settlement homes in the West Bank next week, in what would be the first such approval since President Joe Biden took office.

“We believe it is critical for Israel and the Palestinian Authority to refrain from unilateral steps that exacerbate tensions and fundamentally undercut efforts to advance a negotiated two-state solution,” a State Department spokesman said in a statement to The Times of Israel.

“This certainly includes settlement activity which will make achieving a two-state solution much more difficult. It’s critic

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