On the eve of the Muslim festival, Israeli President Isaac Herzog contacted the head of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, on Tuesday to wish him a good Eid al-Adha.
An official summary of the phone call stated that the president of the nation wished him, his family, his people, and all the people of the area a good Christmas.
Herzog “highlighted the significance of the determined and tenacious struggle against terrorism, incitement, and hatred, and highlighted the awful price and sorrow that terrorism exacts from the bereaved families as well as from Israeli society as a whole.
“The president emphasized the necessity of taking decisive action to combat terrorism, which endangers individuals, families, and communities, as well as the likelihood of peaceful coexistence in the Middle East and the region.
The president underscored his vehement condemnation of the recent acts of violence committed by extremists against defenseless Palestinians, according to the statement.
On Tuesday morning, Hussein al-Sheikh, the head of the General Palestinian Authority’s Authority of Civil Affairs, and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant talked over the phone. According to a Defense Ministry statement, the two leaders spoke about recent terrorist incidents in Judea and Samaria and the necessity to provide peace and stability to both Jewish and Palestinian citizens there.
“Minister Gallant relayed a message to the Palestinian Authority on the necessity for swift and decisive action against terrorism and emphasized that Israel’s security services will operate against terrorism wherever this may be necessary.
Minister Gallant reiterated that the State of Israel would take steps to prosecute those responsible for the recent violence against Palestinian civilians and said that the defense establishment “views the recent violence against Palestinian civilians with great concern.”
Gallant also gave al-Sheikh his congratulations on Eid al-Adha. The celebration, often referred to as the Feast of Sacrifice, lasts from Tuesday night through Saturday.