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  7/19/2013, Av 12, 5773

Kerry Returning to Ramallah

United States Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Ramallah from Amman, Jordan to meet Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Friday, according to a PA official cited by Agence France Presse"Kerry will go at 3:00 pm today to meet Abbas, travelling by Jordanian helicopter," the official told AFP on condition of anonymity. This was confirmed by a senior State Department official.

Kerry was scheduled to fly home following a meeting with chief PA negotiator Saeb Erekat in Amman. The announcement of the return to Ramallah followed a second, unscheduled meeting with Dr. Erekat.