The United States is "concerned" about the Israeli government decision
to turn three West Bank outposts into settlements, and is seeking
clarifications from Israel, the State Department said Tuesday.
"We are obviously concerned by the reports that we have seen. We have
raised this with the Israeli government," State Department spokeswoman
Victoria Nuland told reporters.
"We don't think this is helpful to the process, and we don't accept the legitimacy of continued settlement activity," she added.
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