Three Palestinian children aged between 12 and 14 were killed on Sunday by an Israeli air strike in eastern Gaza.
A member of the Palestine Liberation Organisation's executive committee accused the UN peace envoy of overstepping his role by seeking a deal between Israel and Hamas.
Abbas’s expected reappointment came at the end of a four-day meeting by the Palestinian National Council (PNC) in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.
Members of the Palestine Central Council, a high-ranking body within the Palestine Liberation Organization, voted to suspend its recognition of Israel until Tel Aviv recognises a Palestinian state.
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