Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the end of a Knesset session marking the fortieth anniversary of the Yom Kippur War that he had spoken with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The Palestinian presidential spokesman said Netanyahu had congratulated Abbas on the occasion of Eid al-Adha.
Netanyahu also said, "Iran has taken over Lebanon and half of the Palestinian people through proxies – Hamas and Islamic Jihad. Really one could say that Iran has taken over the Middle East and has no interest in compromise or agreement, only in removing us." (Moran Azulay and Elior Levy)