A Palestinian woman reads a local newspaper, which features the Israeli election on its front page, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, March 18, 2015. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
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Palestinian leaders Wednesday called for international pressure on Israel and support for their unilateral moves toward statehood after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's election win.Netanyahu's surprise victory, after pledging in the final days of the campaign that there would be no Palestinian state as long as he was in power, left Palestinians grim about prospects for a negotiated solution to a decades-old conflict.Seeking to shore up right-wing votes and saying that Islamist militants would move into any territory relinquished by Israel, Netanyahu also vowed to keep building settlements on occupied land Palestinians want for a state.The Palestinians are due to become ICC members on April 1 .
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