Jordanian report: Netanyahu, Abbas met secretly in Amman

Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met secretly in Amman days before the current cease-fire with Gaza, a Jordanian daily reported.

The meeting reported by the independent Amman-based Arabic newspaper Al-Ghad was part of a meeting of senior Israeli and Palestinian officials, held at the invitation of King Abdullah II.

No Israeli officials have confirmed the report.

As part of the Egyptian-brokered, open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Gaza, the Palestinian Authority will lead coordination of reconstruction in Gaza with international donors.