Israeli and Palestinian security officials have resumed meetings after nearly two years, officials on both sides confirmed Tuesday, the latest sign of warming ties between the sides in the wake of Hamas' violent takeover of the Gaza Strip.
The officials met in an undisclosed location on Monday to "talk about how to move forward with security cooperation," Miri Eisin, a spokeswoman for Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, told The Associated Press.
Palestinian officials said the session was the latest in a flurry of contacts of recent weeks.
The officials said the talks included discussions on the movement of Palestinian forces and guarantees of safety for security installations during Israeli military operations. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.