Report: Palestinian Delegation to Visit Washington

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A delegation of Palestinian Authority officials will travel to Washington, DC later this month, in preparation for an expected upcoming White House meeting between US President Donald Trump and PA President Mahmoud Abbas, the Hebrew news site nrg reported on Thursday.

During a phone call last month, Trump invited Abbas to visit the White House “in the near future.” The two leaders, according to a White House readout, talked about “ways to advance peace throughout the Middle East region, including a comprehensive agreement that would end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, Abbas said he was set to take “decisive steps” to end the divide between his Fatah party — which controls the West Bank-based PA — and Hamas — the Islamist terrorist group that rules the Gaza Strip.

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