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Houses of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maaleh Adumim overlook a barren hill where Israel plans to build a police station, five miles (8 kilometers) east of Jerusalem, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005. It is not clear if the construction of the police station, which Israel is expected to approve in the upcoming days, is the first step in a plan to eventually connect the settlement to Jerusalem, a move that the Palestinians have condemned as an attempt to cement its grip on the city.

(AP Photo/Baz Ratner)