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Middle East Israeli bulldozers start demolishing West Bank settlement

Tempers are high among some in the settler community as it marks a decade since Israel's "disengagement" from the Gaza Strip.

Baz Ratner/REUTERS

Israeli bulldozers began demolishing a contested housing complex in a West Bank settlement on Wednesday as the prime minister's office announced the "immediate construction" of some 300 new units at another location in the same settlement and advanced plans for about 500 new units in east Jerusalem.

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