Palestinians to Decide Later Friday Whether to Attend Summit
The Palestinians will decide later Friday whether to attend any summit with Israel called to end the spiral of violence in the Middle East, a top aide to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat said, reported (AFP)
"A Palestinian response to the proposal for a summit is expected Friday evening following a series of inter-Palestinian and inter-Arab contacts," Nabil Abu Rudeina told AFP.
He was responding to a report by CNN television quoting former Israeli prime minister Shimon Peres as saying there was a "fair chance" of a summit in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.
Peres said US President Bill Clinton would head the summit, and include Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak along with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and King Abdullah of Jordan – (AFP)
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