August 14, 1996 in Nation/World

Israel Sends Homes To West Bank

Compiled From Wire Services

Israel’s new Likud-led government is dispatching 298 mobile homes to the West Bank in its first concrete move to expand Jewish settlement in the occupied territories.

The decision, which drew despairing reactions from Palestinian leaders, confirmed the government on a course of renewed struggle for the West Bank between its 1.3 million Arabs and the 140,000 Jewish settlers.

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