Jerusalem, 11 November 1999

PM Bureau’s Condemns Suha Arafat’s Remarks

(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)

The Prime Minister’s Bureau sharply condemns the inappropriate remarks made by Suha Arafat and other senior Palestinian officials on Thursday 11.11.99. Such comments have no relation to reality and it would have been better had they remained unsaid. Rather, it would have been preferable for the Palestinians to express their positions at the negotiating table, where there is a genuine and serious attempt to bridge the gaps between the parties’ positions. Poisoning the public atmosphere does not help the success of the negotiations.