Palestinian Authority renews security coordination with Israel

Elior Levy |
Published: 11.17.20, 18:59
The Palestinian Authority (PA) resumed security and civil coordination with Israel on Tuesday, six months after PA President Mahmoud Abbas announced the cessation of ties with the Jewish state over its now-deferred intentions to apply sovereignty over West Bank territories.
Hussein al-Sheikh, who has been serving as the head of the PA's General Authority of Civil Affairs since 2013, said that ties were reignited once Israel signaled to the Palestinians it was willing to return to the status quo ante.
"Against the background of the contacts made by President [Mahmoud Abbas] regarding Israel's commitment to the agreements signed with us, and based on the written official messages we received, which prove Israel's commitment to this, relations with Israel will be renewed as they were," al-Sheikh said.