Israel PM urged to expand illegal settlements ahead of election

Plans to extend an existing settlement in occupied West Bank comes amid growing pressure on Netanyahu.

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    There is growing pressure on Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to expand illegal settlements as he launches his re-election bid.

    Last week, Israel announced plans to extend an existing settlement located south of Bethlehem.

    Rights groups insist the land belongs to Palestinians.

    Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker reports from Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank.


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