The Deputy Emir of Mecca Prince Badr bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz (R) receiving Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas (L) in Jeddah on April 17, 2023.
According to the Palestinian news agency WAFA, the two leaders will also discuss regional issues as strengthening Saudi-Palestinian relations.
The Palestinian President arrived Monday in the city of Jeddah following an official invitation from Saudi Arabia, according to the Saudi News Agency (SPA).
At King Abdulaziz International Airport, Abbas was received by Prince Bader bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, the deputy governor of the Mecca region, Palestinian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Basem Abdullah Al-Agha, and a number of officials, SPA stated.
Tensions in the occupied West Bank soared after an Israeli occupation army raid on Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site, the compound home to the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Earlier in April, the Israeli military struck sites linked to the Palestinian group Hamas in southern Lebanon and the Gaza Strip after militants from there fired salvos of rockets at Israel.
At least 92 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire so far this year.
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