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Ariel, an Israeli settlement in the West Bank, is home to some 18,000 people.

Mideast

Faces of the Israeli settlements

Residents of two West Bank settlements talk about their reasons for moving to the Israeli-occupied territories, and whether they feel their presence is a hindrance to peace.

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Ariel, an Israeli settlement in the West Bank, is home to some 18,000 people.

Ariel, an Israeli settlement in the West Bank

Ariel, an Israeli settlement in the West Bank, is home to some 18,000 people.
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Faces of an Israeli settlement: Liz.

'I've learned not to judge either side'

Faces of an Israeli settlement: Liz.
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Faces of an Israeli settlement: Hever.

'Not hostile'

Faces of an Israeli settlement: Hever.
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Faces of an Israeli settlement: Natalie.

'Giving land away will not bring peace'

Faces of an Israeli settlement: Natalie.
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Faces of an Israeli settlement: Yitzik.

'A nation cannot be an occupier in its own land'

Faces of an Israeli settlement: Yitzik.
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Faces of an Israeli settlement: Reut.

'Our fathers walked here, began their journey here'

Faces of an Israeli settlement: Reut.
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Faces of an Israeli settlement: Arik.

'It was given to us in the Bible'

Faces of an Israeli settlement: Arik.
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Faces of an Israeli settlement: Achicam.

'I just came back to my land'

Faces of an Israeli settlement: Achicam.
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Faces of an Israeli settlement: Shira.

'Hatred is the obstacle to peace'

Faces of an Israeli settlement: Shira.
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Faces of an Israeli settlement: Inon.

'From the days of our forefathers'

Faces of an Israeli settlement: Inon.
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Faces of an Israeli settlement: Orit.

'Stop the hate'

Faces of an Israeli settlement: Orit.
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Faces of an Israeli settlement: Elisha.

'A model to the lives of Jews and Arabs'

Faces of an Israeli settlement: Elisha.
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