Israel approved construction of another 76 housing units in the Golan Heights town of Katzrin, Israel Radio reported. The report said the units are part of an overall allotment of 200 homes approved in the wake of the freeze in Israeli-Syrian negotiations. Syria has demanded the return of the Golan Heights, which Israel captured in 1967, as a condition for peace.
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