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HEBRON : Israeli soldiers try to remove a picture of the late Palestinian leader Yaser Arafat, fixed to the entrance of the Israeli settlement of Karmi Tsour, near Beit Omar village north of the West Bank town of Hebron on January 31, 2015. The Israeli government on Friday published tenders to build 430 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, the head of an NGO that monitors settlement activity told AFP. Israel occupied the West Bank in the 1967 Six-Day war. Building settlements there is illegal under international law and opposed by the United States and the international community as an obstacle to an eventual peace deal with the Palestinians. AFP PHOTO/ HAZEM BADER