A senior Palestinian official said the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is holding series of talks with Arab and International leaders in preparation for an Arab and International tour.
Palestinian Parliament Member, Dr. Saeb Erikat, said Abbas met on Monday with the American Consol General in Jerusalem, Jack Wallace and will also meet with some European representatives.

Abbas’ tour which will start on Tuesday with a visit to , aims to update the world leaders on the situation in the Palestinian areas.

Abbas is to focus on the unilateral steps is planning to take saying that "The collective punishment against the Palestinian People indicates a nearing humanitarian catastrophe."

Abbas discussed Wallace the conditions the Palestinian people live in, in light of the latest Israeli military escalation, which claimed lives of 18 Palestinians in the past three days, said Erikat.