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Israeli settlement building resumes

Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu has urged Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to continue talks, despite the end of Israel's ban on West Bank construction.

In a statement moments after the end of the 10-month partial freeze, he asked Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to continue seeking a "historic" deal.

A spokesman for Mr Abbas said he would consult other Arab leaders on 4 October before making a decision.

In the West Bank on Monday, bulldozers began work on a handful of settlements. The BBC's Jon Donnison reports.

  • 27 Sep 2010
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