Saturday, June 29, 2013

U.S. Secy. of State John Kerry returns to Amman from Jerusalem for talks with Palestinian pres. Mahmud Abbas, before going back to Jerusalem for another meeting with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu. While Jordanian media reports that a joint Israeli, Palestinian, U.S. and Jordanian peace summit is being planned, Israeli and Palestinian officials brief journalists that there is no breakthrough in sight. (HA, MNA, REU, YA 6/29)

In the West Bank at night, the IDF conducts house searches and arrest raids in 1 village nr. Bethlehem; patrols in 1 village nr. Qalqilya. (PCHR 7/4)

The EU announces a €9.95 million contribution to the PA for the payment of social allowances to poor Palestinian families in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. (WAFA 6/29)