The United States Administration officially informed Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, of the failure of the meeting that took place between American President, Barack Obama, and Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. President Obama could and his aides could not convince Netanyahu to stop settlement activities in the occupied territories and in occupied East Jerusalem.

Palestinian Presidency Spokesperson, Nabil Abu Rodeina, told the French Press Agency that Abbas held a meeting in Amman on Thursday evening with David Hale, the assistance of U.S. Special Middle East Envoy, George Mitchell.

Hale told Abbas that Obama and Netanyahu did not reach an agreement on halting settlement activities in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Abu Rodeina added that Hale assured Abbas that the U.S Administration will continue its efforts, and will inform the Palestinian Authority of any developments.

A White House spokesperson said that all talks between the U.S and Israel ended in failure, and that Israel insists on building settlements in occupied East Jerusalem.