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Palestinian fury as Israel advances E1 settlement plan

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The Palestinians on Wednesday reacted furiously after a controversial Israeli settlement plan passed a first hurdle, warning that the project would end all hopes for peace. 

A Bedouin camp is seen against the backdrop of the Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim in the occupied West Bank on the outskirts of Jerusalem. The Palestinians on Wednesday reacted furiously after a controversial Israeli settlement plan passed a first hurdle, warning that the project would end all hopes for peace.

Israel's plan for construction in a strip of West Bank land outside Jerusalem called E1 has sparked a major diplomatic backlash, with experts saying it could wipe out hopes for the establishment of a viable Palestinian state.

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