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Israeli Settlement Growth Plan Spurs Outcry

Israel plans to build 3,500 new housing units in the largest Jewish settlement in the West Bank, a move officials say has long been planned. But Palestinians and Israeli critics say the growth could make a viable Palestinian state almost impossible.

Palestinian officials say the added construction at the Maale Abumim settlement would cut off East Jerusalem from the West Bank and make a viable Palestinian state impossible. NPR's Linda Gradstein reports.

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Linda Gradstein
Linda Gradstein has been the Israel correspondent for NPR since 1990. She is a member of the team that received the Overseas Press Club award for her coverage of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and the team that received Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism for her coverage of the Gulf War. Linda spent 1998-9 as a Knight Journalist Fellow at Stanford University.