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State Department: Outpost bill ‘profoundly damaging’ to peace prospects

State Department: Outpost bill ‘profoundly damaging’ to peace prospects

A spokesperson said the bill, which will help to legalize West Bank outposts built on Palestinian land, represents a "dramatic advancement of the settlement enterprise."

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