Palestinian president withdraws from Quartet summit heads back to Ramallah

Ahram Online , Tuesday 17 Oct 2023

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has decided to return to Ramallah and not participate in the Quartet summit scheduled to be held in the Jordanian capital, Amman, on Wednesday. This decision follows the casualties and injuries resulting from an Israeli airstrike on the Gaza Baptist Ahli hospital.

Mahmoud Abbas
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas meets with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Amman, Jordan, Tuesday Oct. 17, 2023. AP


Abbas was expected to participate in the Quartet summit with the presence of U.S. President Joe Biden, King Abdullah II of Jordan, and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to discuss the situation in the Gaza Strip.

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