Kerry to travel to West Bank to meet with Palestinian leader

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to the West Bank to meet with Palestinian leaders on Friday, U.S. and Palestinian officials said, in a last-minute diplomatic flurry aimed at resuming peace talks with Israel.

"Secretary Kerry will travel to Ramallah this afternoon to meet with President Abbas," a senior State Department official said in Amman, the Jordanian capital where Kerry is at present.

"It seemed Kerry wanted to hear more from the (Palestinian)president," a senior Palestinian official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

(Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi and Ali Sawafta; Arshad Mohammed in Amman; Writing by Maayan Lubell; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)