Kerry Meets Abbas, Says “Situation for Palestinians Very Dire”


kerry abbasPLO President Mahmoud Abbas met with Secretary of State John Kerry in Ramallah on Tuesday hours after Kerry met with Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu during a visit to the region.

Abbas spokesperson Nabil Abu Rudeineh said the meeting lasted for over two hours, with Abbas reiterating key demands made during recent meetings in Amman and New York.

Abbas stressed the release of a fourth group of Palestinian prisoners detained before the Oslo Accords, with both Kerry and Abbas agreeing to ongoing communication.

Kerry said following the meeting that the US was “committed to two states with two people, living side by side in peace and security.”

“I know that the situation for Palestinians in the West Bank, in Jerusalem, in Gaza is, at this moment, very dire, that there are extraordinary concerns, obviously, about the violence,” he added.

PLO Secretary-General Saeb Erekat and head of Palestinian Intelligence Majed Faraj both attended the talks.

{ Israel News Bureau}


  1. Since when does releasing prisoners bring peace and what do they want these prisoners out fir s9 much?what about the Israelis Dire situation ?does abbas cone out to denounce and condemn these terrorists acts against us?