PM Barak Statement on Mahane Yehuda Terrorist Attack
(Communicated by the Defense Minister’s Media Adviser)
Prime Minister and Defense Minister Ehud Barak says that the attack in Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda market today (Thursday), 2.11.2000, is yet another serious violent event that was forced on us and stems from loosening of the reins by the Palestinian Authority and the release of Hamas and Islamic Jihad prisoners.
Prime Minister Barak demands that the PA return to prison all prisoners it has released in recent weeks and return to fighting terrorism.
Prime Minister Barak says that Israel will continue to fight terrorism with full force; abhorrent attacks will not break Israel’s spirit, stamina and determination to live in security and peace.
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