President Herzog speaks to PA’s Abbas for the first time since recent escalation

President Isaac Herzog speaks with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for the first time since the start of an escalation of tensions between Israel and the Palestinians.

During the call, Herzog wishes Abbas a good Eid al-Fitr, a holiday marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Tensions have skyrocketed in recent weeks during Ramadan, as Israeli police clashed with Palestinians on the Temple Mount, Gaza terror groups fired rockets into Israel, and security officials grappled with a string of terror attacks, including by cracking down on the West Bank.

Herzog speaks to the leaders of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to wish them a good holiday.

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