The Palestinian Authority has announced that it would resume security and civilian coordination with Israel after a six-month halt caused by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s pledge to annex parts of the West Bank, reports Axios.
Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtaya said the decision was made after receiving a letter from Israel which included a commitment to uphold all agreements between negotiators. Shtaya added that a European country had mediated between the parties to get the situation back to negotiations and coordination. Representatives of Israel say it was Norway.
According to Axios, the decision by Palestinians can be seen as a sign of goodwill following the US presidential election, where democratic candidate Joe Biden is projected as the winner by US mainstream media. He also was congratulated on the win by President Abbas and other Arab leaders of the Middle East. Another cause for the rapprochement is the ongoing pandemic, combined with a deep financial crisis within the Palestinian Authority.