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A political battle is heating up in Israel, where right-wing politicians and Jewish settlers blasted the peace agreement signed last Friday as a betrayal and said it could lead to more bloodshed. Members of the National Religious Party met to discuss whether to move to bring down Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition and call for early elections. Meanwhile, police clashed with settlers who tried to shut down main intersections on West Bank roads to protest the land-for-security accord.