Jordanian King and Israeli Defense Minister Discuss Palestine

Jordanian King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein met with Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz where they discussed issues concerning to the Palestinian territories, stressing it should be resolved with calm, Jordan News Agency (PETRA) reported.

During the meeting, King Abdullah reiterated the need to maintain calm in the Palestinian territories, and to take the necessary measures to create the horizon needed to achieve just and comprehensive peace, on the basis of the two-state solution.

Both sides also discussed issues of mutual concern, as well as means of enhancing security and stability in the region.

The two sides also discussed ways of further improving bilateral relations between the two states.

Meanwhile, Israeli forces detained 23 Palestinians on Thursday during wide-scale raiding operations in several areas in the West Bank.

11 Palestinians were detained from Ramallah, six from Nablus, including a 70-year-old man, five from Hebron, and one from Tubas, According to WAFA News Agency.

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