Palestinians: Prime minister pulls out of meeting

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A senior Palestinian official says his prime minister has pulled out of a planned meeting with Israel's leader at the last minute.

Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat told The Associated Press that Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad would not attend Tuesday's meeting in Jerusalem.

Erekat says only he and a senior Palestinian official, Majed Faraj, will attend. He gave no reason for the change in the delegation.