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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

Ariel, an Israeli settlement in the West Bank, is home to some 18,000 people.
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'I've learned not to judge either side'

Faces of an Israeli settlement: Liz.
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'Not hostile'

Faces of an Israeli settlement: Hever.
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'Giving land away will not bring peace'

Faces of an Israeli settlement: Natalie.
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'A nation cannot be an occupier in its own land'

Faces of an Israeli settlement: Yitzik.
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'Our fathers walked here, began their journey here'

Faces of an Israeli settlement: Reut.
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'It was given to us in the Bible'

Faces of an Israeli settlement: Arik.
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'I just came back to my land'

Faces of an Israeli settlement: Achicam.
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'Hatred is the obstacle to peace'

Faces of an Israeli settlement: Shira.
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'From the days of our forefathers'

Faces of an Israeli settlement: Inon.
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'Stop the hate'

Faces of an Israeli settlement: Orit.
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'A model to the lives of Jews and Arabs'

Faces of an Israeli settlement: Elisha.
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