Kerry to meet with Netanyahu.
US Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to discuss heightened tensions in the occupied territories.
“Later this week, I will meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu because he will be in Germany…and then I will go to the region, I will meet with President Abbas, I will meet King Abdullah and others,” Kerry said Sunday at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, according to Reuters.
He did not specify where and when the meeting with Abbas will take place.
Kerry will arrive in Germany on Thursday, according to unnamed US officials. The top US diplomat will then head to Jordan on Saturday, where he is expected to meet with the Palestinian leader.
Earlier this month, Kerry warned the Tel Aviv regime and the Palestinians to exercise restraint after violent clashes erupted in the Old City of al-Quds (Jerusalem).
“I would caution everybody to be calm, not to escalate the situation and to deal with this in a way that can find quick way back to the full restoration of the status quo,” he said.