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Israel’s Channel 10 carried the report on Sunday, shortly after an unplanned visit by the Palestinian leader to Saudi Arabia last week.
“The Saudis expressed support for the Palestinian position, which is a two state solution built on the June 1967 borders, in line with international law. They also expressed support for the Palestinian reconciliation.
“Our position and the Saudi position are aligned.”
Saudi officials were also reported to have been indignant that officials from the Hamas movement, which recently reconciled with Fatah, had visited Tehran.
The report comes amid claims of Saudi Arabia pressuring regional leaders into fall in line withs its foreign policy.
Rumours abound over the reasons for Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s resignation earlier in November.
Hariri appeared in a televised interview from Riyadh to clarify that the decision to step down was made out of his own choice and promised to return to Lebanon soon but analysts say that the Lebanese leader appeared uneasy.
Hariri has still not returned to the country and remains in Riyadh.
Hariri breaks silence: ‘I am free in Saudi Arabia’