US denies Israeli-Palestinian meeting cancelled

Despite reports that Monday's Jericho peace meet nixed after Palestinains killed in clashes with IDF, US insists: No meeting has been cancelled

The United States insisted Monday that no meeting planned as part of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian peace process had been cancelled, despite claims to the contrary.


"I can assure you that no meeting has been cancelled," State Department spokesperson Marie Harf told reporters, after reports a session had been cancelled after Israeli forces shot dead three Palestinians.


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Earlier, a senior Palestinian official had told AFP talks that had been due to be held in Jericho later on Monday had been put on hold because of what he termed this "Israeli crime committed in Qalandiya today."


The US State Department, which is mediating the talks process and has representatives attending, denied this, but refused to say whether or not such a meeting had taken place.


"As we have said the parties are engaged in serious and sustained negotiations," Harf said.


"We are not going to announce when every meeting takes place. But again I can assure you that no meeting has been cancelled."



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