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Israeli settlers attempt 'largest settlement expansion in Hebron in two decades'

Jewish settlers in the West Bank occupied city of Hebron said on Thursday they had begun work in the construction of a new neighbourhood.

"We are clearing the area for the beginning of the new project," Yishai Fleisher, spokesman for the settlers, told AFP.

Israel approved the construction four years ago on an Israeli military base and allocated more than $6 million to it.

The Israeli anti-settlement group Peace Now is suing to stop the project, which it says is the first major expansion of the Jewish settlements in Hebron in two decades.

The neighbourhood would eventually contain 31 homes, Fleisher said.

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