Middle East

Palestinian president, Israeli defense minister hold talks

Two men discuss security and economic and humanitarian issues as well as tensions in West Bank

Mahmut Geldi   | 29.12.2021
Palestinian president, Israeli defense minister hold talks

JERUSALEM

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas visited Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz at his home in the central city of Rosh Ha'ayin late Tuesday, according to the Israeli Defense Ministry. 

The office said the meeting focused on various issues including security and civil matters and lasted for two and a half hours.

Gantz told Abbas that he intended to “continue to promote actions to strengthen confidence in the economic and civilian fields, as agreed during their last meeting," the ministry said

Palestinian Civil Affairs Minister Hussein al-Sheikh confirmed the meeting on his Twitter page, saying the two men discussed security and economic and humanitarian issues as well as the tensions in the West Bank as a result of the actions of Israeli settlers.

*Writing by Ali Murat Alhas


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