Israeli Channel 12 revealed that the head of the Israeli National Security Service, Tzachi Hanegbi, the head of the Shin Bet, Ronen Bar, and the coordinator of Israeli government activities in the occupied West Bank, Ghassan Elyon, met secretly in Tel Aviv yesterday . , Tuesday, with Hussein al-Sheikh, Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization and Minister of Civil Affairs.
The Israeli channel indicated that the purpose of the meeting was to prevent an escalation in the occupied West Bank as part of “joint efforts” to calm the situation on the ground ahead of the month of Ramadan.
According to the same source, the meeting was not published in the media due to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu repeatedly attacking the Palestinian Authority.
Channel 12 reported that the two sides did not discuss “the issue of the day after the end of the war on Gaza” at the meeting, because the Israeli occupiers do not believe that the Palestinian Authority can be a party in its current form. Management of Gaza after the war.
As reported by the Israeli channel, Hussein al-Sheikh requested during the meeting to re-allow the entry of Palestinian workers within the Green Line to ease the economic crisis.
Channel 12 indicated that Israeli officials informed Hussein al-Sheikh that the workers' issue would be studied, and that in the near future there would be a testing phase, during which Palestinian workers over the age of 45 who work within the Green Line Those who are doing so will be allowed to enter for a longer period after investigation.
There is growing discussion in Israel about the threat of explosions in the West Bank and the outbreak of the third intifada against the backdrop of the war in Gaza and the increase in settler attacks and occupation incursions into cities and towns in the West Bank.
The occupation is continuing its aggression against the Gaza Strip as well as launching a campaign of raids and arrests in the West Bank, which has been besieged since the Operation Al-Aqsa floods. The devastating Israeli war on the Strip resulted in the martyrdom of 27,585 Palestinians, the wounding of 66,978 others, and the widespread destruction and displacement of approximately two million people in Gaza.
The number of Palestinian detainees in the West Bank has risen to 6,870 since October 7, including 215 women and more than 400 children, the Palestinian Prisoners Club reports.