That is correct. You may see the OPERATION_NOT_PERMITTED_FOR_REMOVED_ENTITY
if you try to update an entity that is already been removed.
Unfortunately, there aren't too may ways to bypass this mechanism since
this is in place to check system's integrity. The correct way to perform
this routine, indeed, would be to select only the active campaigns/ad
groups and update keywords for those campaigns/ ad groups. More details are
available on this forum post
To group multiple actions in one operation, I would also suggest having a
look at the batch job service
Vishal, AdWords API Team
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