Netanyahu and Abbas Hold Rare Phone Chat Over Fires

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netanyahu-abbas1Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas expressed condolences in a rare telephone call with Israeli Prime Minister Binyomin Netanyahu on Shabbos over the deadly fires raging in northern Israel, Israeli officials

 said.

The two leaders were not believed to have spoken since they last met in September when U.S.-backed peace talks stalled in a spat over Jewish settlement construction.

A statement from Netanyahu’s office said Abbas “expressed his condolences to the people of Israel on those who died in the fire and said he would be happy to provide any necessary help.”

In the conversation described as “warm and friendly,” Netanyahu replied that “neighbors should always help each other.”

Netanyahu also suggested he would put a fleet of firefighter planes he has plans to establish “at the disposal of” Israel’s Arab neighbors, the statement said.

{Reuters/Matzav.com}

3 COMMENTS

  1. sorry to hear he picked up the phone on shabbos its a terrible tragedy. And I also believe it was metioned in another article on Jpost that Netanyahu expressed his gratitude with his neighbours Egypt, Jordan, russia, etc 🙂

  2. “sorry to hear he picked up the phone on shabbos its a terrible tragedy”

    WRONG. EVEN IF THERE WAS A .000001 OF ANY CHANCE OF SAVING A LIFE IT IS NOT ONLY MUTAR BUT A MITZVAH!

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