Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) Director Ronen Bar met with Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah last week, Israeli media reported on Tuesday.

The focus of the meeting was Hamas’s attempts to increase its influence in and destabilize Judea and Samaria, according to Channel 12.

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz met with Abbas in Ramallah in August, in the first official high-level talk between Israeli and Palestinian leaders since 2010.

Bar’s office refused to comment on any of his recent meetings, according to Channel 12.