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Abbas meeting Pres. Trump at the White House

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is meeting US President Donald Trump at the “presidential palace” in Bethlehem on Tuesday to discuss the latest developments in the peace process in the region.

Abbas has stressed his commitment to the success of his meeting with the American president, saying “it is our duty to follow up our cause and work to resolve it.” He added that these meetings, whether held in Washington, Riyadh, or Bethlehem, “are all useful and fruitful to follow up our political issues with him, which we hope to bear fruit and be useful.”

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Trump’s visit to Bethlehem was expected to stretch from 9:45 to 10:45 AM, in an in-camera meeting between and without a press conference at the end, according to a PA spokesperson.

An estimated 2,000 members of the various PA security services are participating in securing the President’s visit to this part of Judea and Samaria. Civilian movement has been severely curtailed.

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