Israeli lawmakers approved $22 million in new spending on Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Palestinians criticized Monday night’s vote, saying it shows Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has no interest in peace. Sharon has said Israel would withdraw from some settlements in Gaza and parts of the West Bank in an attempt to disengage from the Palestinians.
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