He will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as part of an attempt to get peace talks back on track.
A Palestinian official announced the surprise move after Mr Kerry met twice with Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erakat on Friday morning in his Amman hotel.
A senior US State Department official confirmed the report saying: “Secretary Kerry will travel to Ramallah this afternoon to meet with President Abbas.”
The whirlwind diplomacy came after the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah rejected Mr Kerry’s proposals for a framework to guide the relaunch of peace talks with the Israelis, which have stalled for nearly three years.
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