Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Amr asserted that Palestine resorted to the UN after all Palestinian peace efforts were undermined by Israel's hard-line attitude and continuing settlement building, news site AllAfrica reported Friday.

Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Amr Roshdi said the comments were made during a meeting with US Department of State Assistant Secretary for the Near Eastern Affairs Elizabeth Jones, who is currently visiting Egypt, according to the report.

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AllAfrica also quoted Roshdi as stating that the meeting covered regional issues, especially the Syrian crisis and the Palestinian problem and Egypt's vision on each case.