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Palestinians have low expectations for Biden trip to region

Although US President Joe Biden will meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah, Palestinians expect little to come from the meeting.
US Vice President Joe Biden (L) holds a joint press conference with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after their meeting at the presidential compound, Ramallah, West Bank, March 10, 2010.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — US President Joe Biden is scheduled to visit Israel and the West Bank as part of a trip to the region on July 13-16, for the first time since he took office in January 2021. Palestinians, however, do not seem very optimistic about the visit’s outcome.

According to Israeli sources cited by the Israeli Ynet news site July 10, Biden is expected to meet with Israeli leaders, including Prime Minister Yair Lapid, President Isaac Herzog and opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu.

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