Palestinians condemn Israeli bills on outposts, mosques

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Palestinian leaders on Monday denounced controversial Israeli draft bills - one authorising illegal settlements, the other silencing calls to prayer - threatening to take the issues to the United Nations Security Council.

On the bill allowing the government to order the confiscation of privately owned Palestinian land, Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki accused Israel of seeking to "impose facts on the ground and create new realities by legalising the illegal actions that it commits".

The international community considers all Israeli settlements in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank to be illegal - whether they are authorised by the government or not.

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