US Secretary of State John Kerry is shuttling between Israeli and Palestinian leaders, trying to secure approval for a proposed deal.
A botched Israeli raid has resulted in the worst escalation of violence in the Gaza Strip since a 2014 war between Israel and Hamas. Unrest at the Gaza-Israel border had been calmer in recent weeks.
An elite Israeli unit has carried out an attack in the Gaza Strip, killing a senior Hamas military commander. The raid left one Israeli soldier dead and threatens to escalate conflict between the two sides.
The rare publicly announced meeting is the latest sign of slow steps at normalization between Israel and Gulf Arab states. Oman has played an important mediating role in the Middle East.
The Palestinian president has said the US decision undermined the two-state solution to its conflict with Israel. Abbas also said the Palestinians will not accept a "biased" US as the sole mediator in the peace process.
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