FILE - In this June 21, 2017 file photo, diggers break ground for a new settlement near the Israeli settlement of Shilo, in the West Bank. Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Thursday, May 24, 2018, that he will seek approval next week to fast-track construction of 2,500 new West Bank settlement homes this year and advance 1,400 more units that are currently in the planning stage. Senior Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi condemned Lieberman’s announcement as “Israeli colonialism, expansionism and lawlessness” and called on the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, to launch an investigation. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic, File)
In this June 21, 2017 file photo, diggers break ground for a new settlement near the Israeli settlement of Shilo, in the West Bank. Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Thursday, May 24, 20Show more

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