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Israeli Defence Minister Gantz meets Palestinian leader Abbas

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Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz has met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for a rare high-level meeting between the two sides. They spoke about a range of civilian and security topics, a Defence Ministry spokesperson said Wednesday. Israeli media reported that Gantz received Abbas at his home in Rosh Haayin, east of Tel Aviv, on Tuesday evening. The two politicians previously met in August. At the latest talks, Gantz informed Abbas of his intention to “continue advancing confidence-building measures in economic and civilian areas.” After the talks, Gantz approved measures including reco…

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