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The fate of the dwellings, home to 30 families in Beit El settlement in the occupied West Bank, has turned into a political minefield for Netanyahu, a right-wing leader who has long banked on the support of settlers and their backers.

In a meeting behind closed doors, Netanyahu urged Likud lawmakers to vote against legislation on parliament’s agenda this week that seeks to override the court’s decision and retroactively legalise any settler homes on private Palestinian property.

"Even if the court’s ruling is difficult for some people, we must respect it," he said, according to participants at the session.

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