Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat denied on Sunday reports that his team was meeting with Israeli negotiators to try to breakthrough the current impasse in talks.

Erekat told Israeli Radio that the sides would only convene later in the week when US mediator Martin Indyk returns to the region.

Earlier Sunday, AFP cited an unnamed Palestinian official as saying Israeli and Palestinian negotiators were due to meet during the day despite Indyk's absence.

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