Mahmoud Abbas
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Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas will make a rare visit to Jenin on Wednesday, a week after the Israeli counterterrorism operation in the city, Kan 11 News reported on Monday.

Palestinian Arab sources said that it is not yet clear whether Abbas will enter the refugee camp or will be satisfied with a general visit to the city.

A visit to Jenin is unusual for Abbas, who has not visited the city for many years. The visit comes amid the PA's attempt to consolidate its position after losing control in various parts of the city, especially in the refugee camp.

Last week, Abbas announced that he would end security coordination with Israel in response to the operation in Jenin.

Abbas' spokesman said that it was decided to stop all meetings and engagements with Israel, a continuation of the suspension of security coordination.

He also said that "the Palestinian mechanisms will be obligated to protect the Palestinian people." Later, the spokesman also announced the suspension of the agreements from the Sharm El-Sheikh summit in 2005, when then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Abbas reached agreements that ended the Second Intifada.