For you the settlements might be ugly but for those who cherish real estate more that peace in the region and they think them chicken to be eaten at will. They have held hostage to the entire Israeli nation and ruined any chances of peace in the troubled region . They want to deny the Palestinians the right to statehood even the remains of a torn fragment of what was once Palestine .
Peru forces rescue 54 adults and children held captive by Shining Path (AP)
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