Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday said that he meet frequently with Shabak head Nadav Argaman and that he agrees in 99% of the cases with the Israeli security forces. He stressed that the PA security services maintain daily security coordination with the Israeli security establishment and that he and his people do everything possible so that no Israeli is harmed.
Abbas spoke at a meeting with Peace Now head Shaked Morag, and MKs Mosi Raz (Meretz) and Ksenia Svetlova (Zionist Camp) in the Muqata compound in Ramallah.
According to Abbas, he hardly ever communicates with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Abbas surprised his guests by telling them that President Donald Trump’s envoys had offered him a political program based on a Palestinian-Jordanian confederation. Abbs told the Americans he would join such a confederation only if Israel became part of it, too.
MK Mossi Raz told Channel 2 News that Abbas “reiterated his commitment to the two-state solution, and a peace agreement within the 1967 borders that includes a territorial exchange and a just and agreed solution to the refugee problem.”
“I once again realized that there is a genuine partner in Ramallah, and I am hopeful such a partner will be found in Jerusalem as well, and that the attempts to create a false impression that the only option is to live on our sword will end.”
Ma’an covered the event on its Arabic website but not in English, and WAFA, the PA official news agency, had nothing to say about it.