The Jerusalem-based Palestinian daily al-Quds reported Sunday that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would be arriving shortly for a visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories. So far the report has remained unconfirmed by official sources.
The report says Clinton would be visiting the region as part of US efforts to restart the stalled peace process between Israel and the Palestinians.
It adds that the official visit is scheduled to take place while US special envoy to the Middle East, George Mitchell, is in Israel as well.
Clinton met with US President Barack Obama on Thursday and updated him on the renewed peace efforts. The White House called on both sides to embrace restrictions and among other things reiterated the demand for the halt of Israel's settlement activity.
Clinton also commended the Palestinians on bolstered efforts in the fields of security as well as on the establishment of new Palestinian institutions, but said the authority had to do more to prevent terror.
The secretary of state is scheduled to meet with Arab foreign minister in Morocco on November 2-3. Mitchell is scheduled to arrive in Israel this week.