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Israeli panel’s advice on legalizing settlement outposts could hurt Mideast peace efforts | Detroit Free Press

JERUSALEM — A government-commissioned report released Monday recommended that Israel legalize dozens of unsanctioned West Bank settlement outposts, a move that would defy international opposition to settling land Palestinians want for a future nation.

The report, written by a committee with pro-settler sympathies, also reaffirmed Israel’s long-standing position — which is at odds with that of most of the world — that the West Bank is not occupied territory and therefore, Israel has the legal right to settle it.

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