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Bennett: I gave my ‘full approval’ to meeting between Gantz, Mahmoud Abbas

Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. (AP/Collage)
Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. (AP/Collage)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett says he gave his “full approval” for last week’s meeting between Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at the former’s home in Rosh Ha’ayin.

“The defense minister spoke with me in advance and I didn’t see any reason to prohibit [the meeting], including the location,” the premier tells reporters during a press conference.

Bennett says Gantz and Abbas discussed security and economic matters — not political issues — and reiterates his opposition to personally meeting with the PA chief.

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