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September 29, 1999
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Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak’s policy toward Jewish settlements has come under criticism after the Housing Ministry said the government had sought bids for building 2,600 housing units in Jewish settlements in the past three months. By comparison, the government of Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had sought 3,000 such bids in a year. Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat reacted to the figures by saying Israeli settlement expansion could torpedo the entire peace process.

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