An Israeli government minister is meeting with Palestinians on Monday ahead of the country’s general election.
The meeting is expected to include Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who have been battling for supremacy in the country for months.
The Palestinian leader has been accused of taking part in an effort to discredit the Israeli government in the hopes of winning an election.
Rivlin has denied the accusation and said he has nothing to do with the alleged efforts.
He is expected in the southern city of Ramallah on Monday to meet with Abbas and other top Palestinian officials to discuss the upcoming election.
In the past, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has met with Palestinian leaders in a bid to cement his support among the Palestinians.
Netanyahu is seeking a third term in office and the Palestinian Authority’s efforts to unite Palestinians under one leader have been in tatters for months, but he has made no secret of his intention to seek re-election next year.