Netanyahu and Abbas maintain secret government communications channel

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 Netanyahu and Abbas support secret government communications channel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has authorized the use of a secret government communications channel to maintain contact with the Palestinian Authority, even though relations between Jerusalem and Ramallah have seriously deteriorated in the public eye due to the creation of the far right Government of Israel, TOI reported, citing a Palestinian official.

A line of communication was established last month between National Security Council Chairman Tzachi Khanegbi and Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organization Executive Committee Hussein al-Sheikh, said an official, confirming a report on the Axios news site.

Both Khanegbi and al-Sheikh are close confidants of their bosses, highlighting the importance They have met at least once in person and have had several telephone conversations over the past month and a half, according to a Palestinian official. at the UN last month ordering the International Court of Justice to provide a legal opinion on Israel's actions in Judea, Samaria and Gaza.

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