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Israel pushes settlement plan ahead; EU summons envoy

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives to a news conference at government headquarters in Prague December 5, 2012. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives to a news conference at government headquarters in Prague December 5, 2012. REUTERS/David W Cerny

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives to a news conference at government headquarters in Prague December 5, 2012. REUTERS/David W Cerny
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An Israeli police station is seen on a hillside in the West Bank near Jerusalem December 4, 2012. Known simply by its administrative name, E1 (East One), this exposed stretch of West Bank land is at the centre of a growing diplomatic dispute pitting Israel against both the Palestinians and also many of its Western allies. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

An Israeli police station is seen on a hillside in the West Bank near Jerusalem December 4, 2012. Known simply by its administrative name, E1 (East One), this exposed stretch of West Bank land is at the centre of a growing diplomatic dispute pitting...more

An Israeli police station is seen on a hillside in the West Bank near Jerusalem December 4, 2012. Known simply by its administrative name, E1 (East One), this exposed stretch of West Bank land is at the centre of a growing diplomatic dispute pitting Israel against both the Palestinians and also many of its Western allies. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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Palestinian labourers work at a construction site in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim, near Jerusalem December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Palestinian labourers work at a construction site in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim, near Jerusalem December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Palestinian labourers work at a construction site in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim, near Jerusalem December 4, 2012. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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A view of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim is seen near Jerusalem December 5, 2012. Israel moved forward on Wednesday with plans to build some 3,000 settler homes in one of the most sensitive areas of the occupied West Bank, the E1 corridor near Jerusalem, in defiance of international protests. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

A view of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim is seen near Jerusalem December 5, 2012. Israel moved forward on Wednesday with plans to build some 3,000 settler homes in one of the most sensitive areas of the occupied West Bank, the E1...more

A view of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim is seen near Jerusalem December 5, 2012. Israel moved forward on Wednesday with plans to build some 3,000 settler homes in one of the most sensitive areas of the occupied West Bank, the E1 corridor near Jerusalem, in defiance of international protests. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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A view of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim is seen near Jerusalem December 5, 2012. Israel moved forward on Wednesday with plans to build some 3,000 settler homes in one of the most sensitive areas of the occupied West Bank, the E1 corridor near Jerusalem, in defiance of international protests. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

A view of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim is seen near Jerusalem December 5, 2012. Israel moved forward on Wednesday with plans to build some 3,000 settler homes in one of the most sensitive areas of the occupied West Bank, the E1...more

A view of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim is seen near Jerusalem December 5, 2012. Israel moved forward on Wednesday with plans to build some 3,000 settler homes in one of the most sensitive areas of the occupied West Bank, the E1 corridor near Jerusalem, in defiance of international protests. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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