Israeli soldiers form a buffer between Israeli settlers from the settlement of Itamar, and residents of the nearby Palestinian village Beit Furik, in the West Bank near Nablus, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)
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Israel on Wednesday moved forward with plans for 261 new homes in two settlements located deep in the occupied West Bank, the Peace Now settlement watchdog said.Israel moved ahead on Tuesday with plans for 381 homes for West Bank settlers, prompting Palestinian charges it was more interested in building settlements than reaching a peace agreement.On January 6, Israel approved plans for 272 new homes in various West Bank settlements. Four days later, it unveiled plans for more than 1,877 new units, some in annexed Arab east Jerusalem.
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