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April 17, 2012 11:50 am

Fayyad Backs out of Meeting with Netanyahu, PA Officials Deliver Abbas Letter

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JPost/Reuters – Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met with Palestinian officials on Tuesday despite Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad’s last minute cancellation of his participation in the meeting.

Fayyad was reluctant to be seen as engaging with Israel on a day when more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners began a hunger strike to protest against their conditions in Israeli jails, the officials said.

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