PA President Mahmoud Abbas meets with Jordan’s King Abdullah about Gaza war, tensions around Ramadan

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met with Jordan’s King Abdullah II in the Jordanian capital of Amman earlier today, Arabic-language media reports.

During the meeting, the two discussed the latest developments in the war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, and the efforts to increase the amount of humanitarian aid entering the Strip, particularly in the north, the report says. They also discussed Abbas’s opposition to Israel’s plans for an operation in Rafah, Gaza’s southernmost city, which has become home to hundreds of thousands of refugees since the start of the war.

The two also discussed the upcoming month of Ramadan and the need to ensure freedom of worship for Palestinians at Al-Aqsa Mosque after it was reported last week that the government was considering limiting the number of people allowed to access the site during the Muslim holiday, the report adds.

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