Construction continues as West Bank settlement debate rages

Israel plans to build 3,000 new settler homes in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, a move that has prompted wide-spread, international objections
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New housing under construction on December 4, 2012 in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Ariel. Israel plans to build 3,000 new settler homes in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, a move that has prompted wide-spread, international objections. Palestinians claim the plans, authorized a day after the UN upgraded the status of the Palestinians to non-member observer state, will bisect the West Bank and cut any future state in half. (Getty Images)
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New housing under construction on December 4, 2012 in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Ariel. Israel plans to build 3,000 new settler homes in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, a move that has prompted wide-spread, international objections. Palestinians claim the plans, authorized a day after the UN upgraded the status of the Palestinians to non-member observer state, will bisect the West Bank and cut any future state in half. (Getty Images)
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A general view of the Jewish settlement on December 4, 2012 in the West Bank settlement of Ariel. Israel plans to build 3,000 new settler homes in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, a move that has prompted wide-spread, international objections. Palestinians claim the plans, authorized a day after the UN upgraded the status of the Palestinians to non-member observer state, will bisect the West Bank and cut any future state in half. (Getty Images)
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A Palestinian labourer works at a housing construction site on December 4, 2012 in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Ariel. Israel plans to build 3,000 new settler homes in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, a move that prompted wide-spread, international objections. Palestinians claim the plans, authorized a day after the UN upgraded the status of the Palestinians to non-member observer state, will bisect the West Bank and cut any future state in half. (Getty Images)
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A Palestinian labourer works at a housing construction site on December 4, 2012 in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Ariel. Israel plans to build 3,000 new settler homes in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, a move that has prompted wide-spread, international objections. Palestinians claim the plans, authorized a day after the UN upgraded the status of the Palestinians to non-member observer state, will bisect the West Bank and cut any future state in half. (Getty Images)