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Bungalows built by Israeli settlers at an outpost constructed on seized land from the Palestinian village of al-Mazraa al-Kubliyeh, near the West Bank city of Birzeit, are seen on the hillside on December 3, 2013. Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has warned that ongoing settlement building by Israel in the Palestinian territories threatens the future of Middle East peace talks, which are at an impasse little more than three months after they began. Photo by Issam Rimawi