US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is expected to meet Thursday morning with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
Rice is also scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Thursday afternoon.
On Wednesday, Rice seemed to give approval to a decision to declare the Gaza Strip an enemy entity, stating at a Jerusalem press conference that: "Hamas is indeed a hostile entity, and a hostile entity to the US as well."
Herb Keinon contributed to this report.
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