Israel’s Defense Minister Gantz met with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on the 19th and said he agreed that steps needed to be taken to build trust.
This is the first time a high-level contact has been announced since the inauguration of the new Israeli government last month.
Defense Minister Ganz reportedly congratulated Chair Abbas on the 20th “Eid al-Adha (sacrifice festival)”. This is one of the two major festivals of the year in the Islamic calendar.
“The talks were positive. We need to take steps to build trust between the Israeli and Palestinian Authority, which will benefit the economy and security of the region as a whole,” the Defense Minister’s office said in a statement. Both showed. “