File - This March 14, 2011 file photo, shows a general view of a construction site in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Modiin Illit. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
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The parliamentary chairman of Israel's ruling coalition has called for a rights group chief who condemned Israeli settlement construction at the U.N. to be stripped of his citizenship.Netanyahu too has described Ad's statement as "an action against Israel".Analysts said Bitan's move to strip Ad of his citizenship had very little chance of success, as Israeli law only allows that in cases of "terrorism, treason and spying". Netanyahu heads what is widely regarded as the most right-wing government in Israel's history, and several leading ministers oppose the creation of a Palestinian state.
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