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Israeli settlers establish settlement in N. West Bank

RAMALLAH, Aug 1 (KUNA) -- Extremist Israeli settlers seized land located between Nablus and Qalqilya, and established a new settlement in northern West Bank, said the official responsible for the settlements file, Ghasan Daghlas, on Saturday.
The armed extremists, who are backed up by the army, are currently stationed at the new settlement which they named as Tzipi Ami, he added.
The settlers' threats to establish 11 new settlements coincided with the arrival of four US senior officials to Tel Aviv to demonstrate their refusal of Washington's demands to halt settlements.
The international road map at its initial stage implies that all settlements be removed from the West Bank, after being first established in 2001, but Israel did not comply and insists on carrying out its agenda. (end) nq.mar KUNA 011305 Aug 09NNNN