Palestinian general discusses military co-operation at talks in Moscow

The Jerusalem Post reports: “A senior Russian official met the commander of Palestinian security forces to discuss military and intelligence cooperation, Moscow’s defense ministry said on Wednesday.

Without providing details, it said that Deputy Defence Minister Alexander Fomin held talks with Major General Nidal Abu Dukhan from the Palestinian National Authority on the margins of a security conference held alongside Russia’s Army-2022 forum.

The talks, which took place on Tuesday, came as Moscow, nearly six months into its invasion of Ukraine, seeks allies around the world to counter what President Vladimir Putin described in a speech this week as Western hegemony and neo-colonialism.

Russia has traditionally maintained good relations with the Palestinians and supported their drive for statehood while stopping short of steps it believes could threaten its status as a neutral intermediary between them and Israel…”

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