|U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice waves as she is escorted by Palestinian Foreign Minister Nasser Al Kidwa, second left as she arrives at the office of Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia in Ramallah|
Ms. Rice met Saturday with Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia in Ramallah, ahead of talks with President Mahmoud Abbas.
Sunday, she is to meet Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in Jerusalem.
Before arriving, she told reporters that Palestinians must work to ensure security ahead of the Israeli withdrawal, set for August. She also expressed concern over Israeli plans to expand settlements in the West Bank.
Meantime, the militant group Islamic Jihad says one of its fighters was killed in a clash with Israeli forces in southern Gaza.
Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.