Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met in Ramallah Sunday with US envoy Martin Indyk and discussed with him the latest developments surrounding the peace talks with Israel, which are expected to resume in Jerusalem on Wednesday.
A PA official said that Indyk affirmed the commitment of US President Barack Obama and his administration to the pursue efforts to support the peace talks.
The meeting came as Palestinian officials condemned plans by the Israeli government to build new housing units in West Bank settlements and east Jerusalem neighborhoods.
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