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Palestinian Authority awaits Biden’s visit to region

The Palestinian Authority has refrained from implementing the decision of the PLO to freeze its recognition of Israel ahead of US President Joe Biden’s visit to the region.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, left, meets with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.

RAMALLAH, West Bank — US and Arab contacts have managed to prevent the Palestinian Authority (PA) from moving toward implementing some decisions made by the Palestinian Central Council (PCC) of the PLO regarding the relationship with Israel and the freezing of Israel’s recognition.

A source from the Fatah movement told Al-Monitor on condition of anonymity that a Jordanian delegation headed by Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Ayman Safadi met with President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on May 31 and delivered a letter from King Abdullah II reiterating the kingdom’s commitment to joint cooperation on Palestinian issues. 

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