The head of the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah last month to update him on the arrest of Hamas operatives who had planned to topple his government, according to Israel Radio.

Palestinian sources confirmed to Israel Radio numerous reports in Arab media that the meeting between Abbas and Yoram Cohen did in fact take place.

The Cohan-Abbas meeting was first reported by the Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar.

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