Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman met with Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani while in Cyprus last June, Walla news reports.
The Hebrew news site says that contrary to a Channel 10 report earlier this month that claimed Liberman had met secretly with Qatar’s envoy to Gaza Muhammad al-Amadi, the defense minister actually sat down with al-Thani.
According to Walla, which cited a senior Israeli official, a meeting with al-Amadi would not have had to take place in Cyprus as the Qatari envoy is frequently in Israel. However, a sit-down with as high-ranking an official as al-Thani required Liberman to travel abroad.
The get-together took place on the sidelines of talks the defense minister was holding in Cyprus regarding the possibility of constructing a seaport in Cyprus for Gaza in addition to a possible long-term truce between Israel and Hamas.