Response to Comments by Greek Justice Minister

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman)
25 February 1999

Foreign Ministry Director-General Eytan Bentsur, on Wednesday, 24.2.99, during a farewell meeting with Greek Ambassador Sotiris Varouxakis, commented on statements made by Greek Justice Minister Yannopoulos on the question of the alleged involvement of the Mossad in the capture of Abdullah Ocalan.

Bentsur expressed his surprise at the statements, and reiterated the unambiguous clarifications given by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Ariel Sharon, to the effect that the Mossad was not involved in any way in the apprehension of Ocalan.