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Palestinian premier meets Israeli minister after Trump visit

PALESTINIAN PREMIER MEETS ISRAELI MINISTER AFTER TRUMP VISIT

Israel's finance minister has met with the Palestinian prime minister in the West Bank city of Ramallah in the wake of President Donald Trump's recent visit to the region.

It's the first such meeting between senior Israeli and Palestinian officials in Ramallah since 2014, when U.S.-mediated peace talks collapsed.

Moshe Kahlon's office said on Thursday that he and Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai of the Israeli defense body COGAT met with Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah this week.

The office says they discussed the goodwill gestures Israel approved ahead of Trump's visit, aimed in part at laying the groundwork for restarting peace talks.

The measures include construction permits for Palestinians in parts of the West Bank that had previously been off limits, economic concessions and expanded hours at the Jordan border crossing.

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