The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) Monday denied reports that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' son was arranging a meeting between his father and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
"This news has no basis of trueness," said sources from Abbas' office.
A Saudi newspaper reported Monday that Abbas' businessman son Yasser was holding secret contacts with Israeli officials to arrange a meeting between the two leaders on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting next month in New York.
Abbas and Netanyahu have never met since the later took office on late March due to the hawkish premier's refusal to endorse a Palestinian statehood and end Jewish settlement in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Meanwhile, a Palestinian negotiator Yasser Abed Rabbo said peace talks with Israel "are not likely to resume soon due to the Israeli positions."