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Israeli settler housing in West Bank 'counterproductive'

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(Globalpost/GlobalPost)

The United States warned Israel on Thursday that its reported plans to build additional settlement housing in the West Bank were "counterproductive."

"As the president said, Israelis must recognize that continued settlement activity is counterproductive to the cause of peace and that an independent Palestine must be viable, with real borders that have to be drawn," State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell said.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130511/israeli-settler-housing-west-bank-counterproductive