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    Israelis protest settlement freeze - 09 Dec 09

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    As talks continue over the release of Galid Shalit, the Israeli soldier held captive by Hamas, Israeli settlers have been demanding access to land that does not legally belong to them.

    Many Israelis are angry at a proposed partial-freeze on building new settlements in some parts of the occuptied West Bank, prompting thousands of protesters to gather in occupied Jerusalem, which incidentially is not part of the building freeze.

    Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnstone reports from the settlement of Ofra.