Saudi Arabia invites Palestinian President Abbas for official visit

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AMMAN — Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud has invited Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for an official visit, according to reports from Palestinian sources. اضافة اعلان

Abbas is expected to be accompanied by the Minister of Civil Affairs of the Palestinian Authority, Hossein Al-Sheikh, and the head of the PA's intelligence, Majed Faraj.

The visit is scheduled to take place from Monday to Wednesday, according to an Israeli media outlet.

Meeting with HamasEarlier on Sunday, it was reported that Saudi Arabia was hosting a senior delegation from Hamas.

Saudi Arabia has previously severed relations with Hamas.

Recent developments in the region suggest that Hamas is pushing for a rapprochement with Saudi Arabia. The move is seen as an attempt by Hamas to stall Israel's efforts to expand normalization agreements with Arab states.

Hamas is supported by Iran, which has recently restored ties with Saudi Arabia.

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