Meir Ben-Shabbat and Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev held a discussion over the phone regarding efforts for combating the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
The National Security Council head shuns the spotlight but his impact is vast.
The National Security Advisor Meir Ben Shabbat updated security cabinet members on Tuesday Hamas told Egypt that it is not interested in an escalation, Channel 13 reported.
Ben-Shabbat is a veteran of the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency).
Ben-Shabbat, who has held the position informally since August, spent 28 years working for the Shin Bet, including as the head of its southern division, which is responsible for the Gaza Strip.
Netanyahu also warned against Iran encroaching at its northern borders.
A former Shin Bet senior official will head the National Security Council.