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    Israeli Police Find Arms Producing Equipment in Palestinian Town

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    Israeli police and security forces discovered equipment used to make weapons during a night raid in a Palestinian town a few miles from Jerusalem, a police spokesperson said Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The raid in Abu Dis, a town under joint control by Israelis and Palestinians, also uncovered raw materials for building pipe bombs and large quantities of ammunition, the Jerusalem Post newspaper said.

    France has been making plans to arrange an international conference on Israeli-Palestinian peace amid a resurgence of violence in Israel, mostly stabbing attacks on civilians and security forces linked to Palestinian radicals.

    Palestinians seek diplomatic recognition of their independent state on the territories of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, partially occupied by Israel, and the Gaza Strip. Israel has been building settlements on the occupied lands, despite objections from the United Nations.

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