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Official: No Meeting Between Netanyahu, Abbas Scheduled

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PA President Mahmoud Abbas (right) with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Photo: wiki commons.

Times of Israel – Fatah official denied on Monday that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas would meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the near future, noting that any meeting between the two leaders would be contingent upon progress in peace negotiations.

Speaking to the London-based daily Al-Quds Al-Arabi, Fatah Central Committee member Jamal Mheissen said that Abbas was unlikely to meet Netanyahu given “Israel’s insistence on thwarting peace talks by expanding settlements and denying Palestinian rights to establish a state on land occupied in 1967 with Jerusalem as its capital.”

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