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Palestinians confront Israeli control in West Bank
By Staff
AP News
Nov 30, 2010

With a pledge to rebuild a demolished road, the Palestinian prime minister is opening a confrontation with Israel over the large parts of the West Bank that are under sole Israeli control.

Israel recently demolished the Palestinian-built road, which is in one of the areas under its control. Altogether, those areas account for about 60 percent of the West Bank, one of the territories the Palestinians seek for a future state.

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad says he needs to be able to develop those areas as part of a two-year plan to lay the foundations of a state.

On Tuesday, he inspected the demolished one mile (two kilometer) road, which runs from the northern village of Bani Hassan to nearby olive groves.

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