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Abbas said to cancel meeting with Biden tomorrow after Gaza hospital blast

12:36, Wednesday, 18 October, 2023
Abbas said to cancel meeting with Biden tomorrow after Gaza hospital blast

A senior Palestinian official says Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has canceled his participation in a meeting scheduled for tomorrow with US President Joe Biden and other Mideast leaders. Abbas was scheduled to join Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi at a summit in Amman, Jordan, where they were set to discuss the latest Israel-Hamas war with Biden. But the senior official says Abbas is withdrawing to protest an alleged Israeli airstrike on a hospital in Gaza that Hamas health officials say has killed more than 800 people.

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