Despite Abbas Cutting Ties, Security Lines Remain Open between Israel, PA

(Al-Monitor) Danny Zaken - Nearly a month after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced the end of security cooperation with Israel, a new status quo is emerging. The current indirect cooperation includes continued security alerts from Israel to the Palestinian Authority and extra care taken to prevent friction between the two sides' security forces. A senior Palestinian security source told Al-Monitor: "We are determined to prevent violence and terror activities in our territory and we will protect any Israeli who enters Palestinian Authority areas." At the same time, any PA contact with Israel will not be made with the IDF but via international organizations, primarily the Red Cross.

2020-06-16 00:00:00

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