Israel to stop security coordination with Palestinians if Hamas wins election — military liaison

Israel’s outgoing military liaison to the Palestinians, Kamil Abu Rukun, says Jerusalem will halt all its security coordination with the Palestinians if the Hamas terror group prevails in next month’s national election, as is increasingly likely.

Maj. Gen. Kamil Abu Rukun, Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories. (Courtesy)

“We will stop everything,” Abu Rukun tells the Kan public broadcaster. “That, at least, will be my recommendation, based on things that happened in the past and on what I see in the field.”

He says he has conveyed that stance to the Palestinians via indirect channels.

Abu Rukun also says Israel should prevent the Palestinian elections from being held in East Jerusalem.

“It is a very big mistake to go to these elections due to the high risk Hamas will win, and therefore anything that serves this, my recommendation is to not go along with it,” he says.