Kuwait's foreign minister lashed out at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, calling the Israeli leader "stupid" and "insane," the Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported on Sunday.
Mohammed al-Sabah said the policies of "Israel's stupid and insane prime minister" had jeopardized the peace process, but that the Kuwaiti government remained committed to an Arab peace plan put forward by Saudi Arabia and would keep working to heal a split between the major Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and exiled Hamas chief Khaled Meshal were set to meet in the next 10 days, al-Sabah said.
"Abbas and Meshal will aim at completing the reconciliation proposal backed by Egypt," Ma'an reported him as saying, quoting the Kuwaiti press.
All attempts to broker a compromise between the warring blocs have failed since Hamas seized control of the Gaza strip during bloody clashes with Abbas' security forces in mid-2007.
But Meshal hinted on Sunday that the rivals could now be close to a deal, saying that reconciliation talks were in the "final stages," Ma'an reported.