Palestinian Authority’s Abbas visits Israel’s Gantz in rare trip

Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar state media]

“Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas has held talks with Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz during a rare visit to Israel. In a statement on Tuesday, the Israeli defence ministry said ‘the two men discussed security and civil matters’ during the meeting, which Israeli media reported took place at Gantz’s home in Rosh Ha’ayin in central Israel. … In late August, Gantz visited the PA’s headquarters in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah for talks with Abbas. It was the first official meeting at such a level in several years. But after those talks, Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said there was no peace process ongoing with the Palestinians, ‘and there won’t be one.'” (12/29/21)