Israel: Settlers brace for end of building freeze

An Israeli soldier detains a protester during a demonstration against Israel's settlements in the West Bank village of Beit Omar, near the city of Hebron, Saturday.Israeli settlers prepared Saturday to break ground on a new housing project even as the U.S. raced to prevent Mideast peace talks from collapsing with the end of an Israeli moratorium on settlement building.

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